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(a) The Combinations Law, passed in 1799, prohibited the workers from forming unions of any kind within the factory that they worked in. although, even after the law’s repeal in 1824, there were restrictions on forming national unions of workers.
(b) The Reforms Bill of 1832 granted voting rights to the emerging and wealth assimilating middle class, while the workers were left without any say in the matters.
(c) The Combination Laws were repealed in 1824, although restrictions on forming nationwide worker’s unions continue to hold until much later.
(d) Chartists were a group of working-class men, who had the following demand:
i) Voting rights for all men above 21
ii) Secret ballot
iii) Abolition of the property qualification for members of the parliament
iv) Annual parliamentary elections.
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