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Excerpt from Local Taxation and Poor Law Administration in Great Cities: A Speech Delivered in the House of Commons, 22nd June, 1869
I contend in the first place with the hon. Baronet the member for South Devon (sir M. Lopes) that a large portion of the wealth of this country altogether escapes contributing to local taxation, and that this exemption is unjust towards the rest of the community. I maintain, further, that the change in the law of settlement, joined to the increasing facilities and cheapness of locomotion, together with an imperfect administration of the Poor Law throughout this country, has had the effect of throwing upon the large towns great masses of pauperism which, though created elsewhere, yet fall upon their local rates. I maintain in fact that the alteration in the law of settlement.
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