THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSION TILL ITS DISSOLUTION IN 1847
By the end of the fifth year the law had been introduced into the rural districts, and for the most part was working smoothly. Friction still continued in the towns of the north. The returns for the year ending May 1840 showed some increase of pauperism, but almost entirely in the manufacturing districts where the law had not been put into full operation. Elsewhere the results of the new law were statistically favourable.