Industry and community
Since the 18th century, Parliament has increasingly recognised the importance of industry to Britain's prosperity. Wherever possible it has passed legislation to encourage growth, not simply for economic purposes, but also to ensure the welfare of the local communities which have provided the supporting workforces.
Case Study: S.O. Davies and Workplace Compensation
Parliamentary Archives worked with Glamorgan Archives and a local sixth form college to explore the life and impact of SO Davies, MP for Merthyr. Find out more here
Trace the key legislation through which Parliament has assisted British industry since the early 18th century
Parliament has encouraged industry in the regions in a wide variety of ways since the 18th century. Find out how this role has evolved