The Policy Navigator Library has been designed to provide users with additional information to supplement material discussed in the six timelines. The library includes a list of legislation, organisations and publications. The library does not contain information on every Act or publication mentioned in the timeline, and you may find it easier to view the timelines first before accessing content in this section.
The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 created 600 locally elected Boards of Guardians to oversee the functions of Poor Law unions (individual parishes had been organised into the unions), which included bui
The Health Act 1999 gave the secretary of state powers to establish primary care trusts (PCTs), which would take on the commissioning functions undertaken by health authorities and primary care groups