Question: What was the influence of the Majority and Minority Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Law 1909 on the subsequent development of Poor Law policy?
*You will be expected to explore the relationship between social ideas and social policy before 1945.
For the essay you will be assessed according to the following criteria:
1. The degree to which you provide a critical discussion of the question which reflects your own viewpoint
2. The extent to which you analyse the component parts of the question and relate it the themes of the module
3. Your ability to understand the relationship between social ideas and state policy.
4. The degree to which you are able to utilise historical evidence to answer the question.
5. Your ability to evaluate and assess historical arguments.