Yorkshire Casual Poor Assistance Authority

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Yorkshire Casual Poor Assistance Authority

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Yorkshire Vagrancy Committee (1914-1926); Yorkshire Joint Vagrancy Committee (1926-1935)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

  • Yorkshire Casual Poor Assistance Authority; 1935-1940

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    Dates of existence



    Served the Boards of Guardians of the Yorkshire Poor Law Unions. Previously named the Yorkshire Joint Vagrancy Committee.


    Legal status

    Established under the Yorkshire Casual Poor Assistance Authority Order, 1935

    Functions, occupations and activities

    A joint authority covering the North, East and West Ridings. Responsible for administering the relief to the casual (vagrant) poor in all three ridings and their associated boroughs. Enabled Yorkshire Poor Law Unions to pool expenses for the casual poor. Had powers to maintain casuals, transfer casuals to an appropriate institution, care for any child casual, remove any casual, and maintain casuals in hospitals.

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    Rules and/or conventions used

    International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) - Ottawa


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        Yorkshire Casual Poor Assistance Authority Handbook, 1937; JBM How York Governs Itself

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