Collection (repayment) of relief

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 192 PLU/4
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century-20th century
  • Physical Description
      100 volumes and 10 files Archives - Non-digital

Scope and Content

Comprises records relating to the collection of relief from liable individuals.

The York Poor Law Union (and later the Public Assistance Committee) attempted to recover money spent on relief that had been granted to the poor. They ordered individuals - usually liable relatives - to contribute towards the cost of maintaining those in receipt of poor relief. The collection of relief was administered by the Collecting Committee.

Includes order books, notices to contribute, payment ledgers, receipt and payment books, registers of insurance benefits and adjourned cases, claim made to the Ministry of Health, and Collectors' accounts and correspondence.

See also PLU/13/1 for legal cases relating to recovery of relief.

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