Liberal Reforms 1900s.

British depth study.

Reforms of the Liberal Goverment.

1900-1918.

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1901

Seebohm Rowntree publishes a book called 'Poverty: A study of town life'

This book was based on two years' research in his home town of York.

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1906

The Liberal party won an election.

The Labour party only had 29 seats.

The problem of poverty was not high in their agenda.

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1906

Liberals introduced free school meals.

Act was allowed but not forced.

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1907

Liberals introduced Free school medical inspections.

Children got compulsory free medical checks by doctors and nurses in schools.

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1908

David Lloyd George becomes chancellor of the Exchequer.


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1908

Liberals introduced Childrens Charter.

This helped children in several ways.

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1908

Old age pension was passed.

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1909

Labour Exchanges Act was passed.

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1909

Lloyd George introduced his budget.

Designed to raise money for the Liberal reforms.

It would tax the rich to fund the old age pensions.

The Liberals won the election 1910 and passed a parliment act which said the Lords could delay and never again stop a budget.

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1911

* National Insurance Act Part 1 was passed.

* National Insurance Act Part 2 was passed.


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Liberal Politicians

H. H. Asquith = 1906-1908; Chancellor of the Exchequer.

1908-1916; becomes prime minister.

David Lloyd George1908-1915; Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Winston Churchill = 1900-1904; A Tory MP.

1904; Joins the Liberals.

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