In his parliamentary report, Jame Smiths describes the poor living conditions of Leeds, among other cities, with:
- Little access ti fresh air or clean water,
- Difficult removal of waste,
- Over-crowding, with families of 10 people sharing ONE bed,
- Lack of privacy & sanitation.
These conditions were caused mainly by the Industrial Revolution, as the opening of job opportunities caused people to flood into cities. Only the rich could like in