Lord Salisbury

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Domestic Policy

Local Government Act (1888)

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      • Created county councils and set up the London County Council
      • New rural voters a degree of control over rural affairs 

Technical Institution Act (1889)

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      • Reforms in education
      • Board of Education was established
      • Fees for children attending board schools were abolished in 1892
      • Responsibility was given to local councils for technical education 
      • Government grants were given to universities 

Housing of the Working Class Act (1890)

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      • Allowed local councils to identify uninhabitable dwellings and replace with council-built
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Domestic Policy

Factory Act (1890)

  • End to children under the age of 11 working 
  • Maximum 12 hour day for women wokers

Allotment Act and Smallholding Act (1892)

  • Attempted to set up agricultural labourers with their own plot of land
  • Achieved little
  • Indicated government awareness of high rural unemployment 
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