FACTS AND FIGURES Macmillan

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Section five: Macmillan
• Social – Butler had a liberal approach – 1957 Homicide Act effectively ended death penalty
• Wages – average weekly wage increased by £10 between 1951 and 1964 – rise in real wages – buy more consumer goods
• Credit – between 1950 and 1965 car sales went from 1.5 million to 5.5 million
• Housing – achieved 300,000 homes a year target – more than Labour – 1957 Rent Act put 6 millions properties on the market – greater availability of mortgages –…

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