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What does PLAA stand for?

PLAA stands for Poor Law Amendment Act

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With the passage of time and the increase in the population, the poorer parishes were unable to cope with the situation and so in 1834 The Poor Law Amendment Act divided the country into Poor Law Unions administered by boards of guardians who received their instructions from the Poor Law commissioners in London.
1834: The Poor Law Amendment Act was passed, abandoning the system of outdoor relief by which parishes looked after their poor and replacing it with the workhouse.
One of the most salient features of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 was its attempt to differentiate between pauper and poor by insisting that the condition of the able-bodied pauper be less "eligible"--desirable or agreeable--than that of the "lowest class" of the independent labourer.
THE Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 obliged boroughs and parishes to form 'unions' to provide their populations with workhouses.