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Social reforms under Wilson from 1966

Became known as `the civilised society'
Largely laid down by Jenkins, Home secretary between 1965-67
His successor Callaghan followed the programme that Jenkins had begun
Era of progressive thinking and attitudes which reform because more acceptable

The Abortion Act `67

In the 50s as…

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Race relations act '66-`68

Prohibited racial discrimination in public, employment and in housing
Made incitement to racial hatred an offence
Set up a race relations board with the power to investigate claims of racial discrimination
Promoted inter racial understanding through the community relations commission
Was a result of Powell's speech…


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