|The rules for 'Casual
The official regulations quoted below, which were to be displayed in all workhouses, really bring home the alarmingly harsh regimes which were maintained in these places over many years. The following extracts are taken from Regulations of the Local Government Board dated December 1882, with later amendments, as applicable to "Casual Paupers".
Males above 15 years of age - 8 oz. of Bread or 6 oz of Bread, and 1 pint of Gruel or 1 pint of Broth.
Females above 15 years of age, Children from 7 to 15 years of age - 6 oz of Bread, and 1 pint of Gruel or 1 pint of Broth.
Breakfast - same as Supper.
Children under seven years of age:
For each child under the age of seven months - half pint of Milk and half oz of Sugar. For each child between the ages of seven months and two years - half pint of Milk, half oz of Sugar, and 2 oz of Bread. For each child between the ages of two years and seven years - half pint of Milk, 4 oz of Bread, and half oz of Cheese.
Tasks of Work.
As regards Females, for each entire day of
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