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Liberal government 1906 to 1914
Why are the Liberal Reforms on 1906-1914 very important?
They showed a marked change in government policy to a more 'collectivist' approach
They kept things the same
They introduced conscription
What first steps did governments take in the latter part of the 19th century towards providing basic welfare services?
They set up soup kitchens
They passed the Education Acts and the Public Health Laws
They gave free beer to men
Which 4 groups did the Liberal reforms of the 1906-1914 focus upon?
The aristocrats, the middle classes, the clergy and the military
Foreigner, criminals, the insane, and the police
The old, the young, the sick, and the unemployed
Which areas of employment were now helped by the Government?
Low-paying jobs and jobs with poor working conditions
Horse-shoeing and apple picking
Farm labouring and herding
What did the Liberals do for the elderly?
Introduced nursing homes
Introduced Old Age Pensions
What was the Children's Charter?
A charter designed to keep children in their place
Reformed by the Government aimed at helping children
What was the idea behind the National Insurance Act of 1911?
That the Government should be able to afford to give unemployment benefit
A car insurance scheme
A lottery scheme
Did the Liberal Reforms answer all the social problems of their time?
What were the Labour Exchanges designed to do?
To match job seekers to job vacancies being offered by employers
To make up jobs
To create unemployment
What did the Shops Act of 1911 do?
Kept shops open 24/7
Gave shop workers a weekly half-day holiday and a maximum working week of 60 hours
Closed shops at weekends