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Britain - 1905 - 1975
Whose study of poverty in 1901 found that the young, old and sick were vulnerable to poverty?
What proportion of the population did he find were in poverty at some time in their life?
28 per cent
Who introduced pensions in 1908?
What was set up in 1909 to help unemployed people find work?
The National Insurance Act of 1911, Part 1, gave people - for 4d a week - free medical treatment and sick pay for six months of...
£10 a week
10s a week
10d a week
The National Insurance Act of 1911, Part 1, gave people - for 2½d a week - unemployment pay for 15 weeks of...
£7 10s a week
7s 6d a week
7 ½d a week
What did the Workers Compensation Act of 1906 rule?
Workers injured at work were due compensation.
Unions were not liable for damages because of strikes.
Workers injured at work were liable to pay compensation to their employers.
What did the Children's Charter of 1908 introduce?
children allowed to buy cigarettes
school medical inspections
Who got an eight-hour day in 1908?
Which of the following was not a result of the Liberal reforms?
An increase in income tax.
The Liberal Party re-elected in 1910 with a huge majority.
A reduction in the powers of the House of Lords.