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Britain - 1905 - 1975
What caused the 1930s Depression?
A crash on Wall Street.
Industries had failed to modernise after the war.
The people of Jarrow.
Unemployment in Britain in 1933 stood at...
2.5 per cent of the workforce
25 per cent of the workforce
Which were the worst-hit industries?
Who owned the shipyard in Jarrow?
Harland and Wolff
What did the people of Jarrow organise to try to solve the unemployment problem?
Which of these government actions in 1931 did not make the Depression worse?
Britain abandoned the gold standard.
A raise in income tax.
A cut in unemployment pay by 10 per cent.
When did the government pass the Special Areas Act?
How did local councils help end the Depression?
Building council houses.
Giving free school meals.
Organising soup kitchens.
What was the "never-never"?
Where were the effects of the Depression least felt?
The south of England.
The north-east of England.
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.