British Regulating Act

(1773)

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The British Regulating Act was passed in the British House of Commons in 1773 in response to severe financial crisis within and public scandal surrounding the East India Company. The British Regulating Act generally can be considered as the first foray of the British government into the control of the Indian Subcontinent. While later measures would more clearly define the British imperial project in India, the Regulating Act established overt parliamentary oversight over activities in...