How Socialist were the policies of the Attlee Government 1945-51?

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Socialism- A political and economic theory of social organisation which advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned and regulated by the community as a whole.

Socialist Aspects

  • Nationalisation of: Railways (1948), Bank of England (1946), Iron and Steel Industries (1949), Coal (1947), Civil Aviation (1946) and Road Haulage (1947)
  • 1949 Parliament Act- Lords can only delay HOC's bills by 1 year (not 2)
  • Trades Disputes Act (1946)- Politicial Levy re-established (reversed Baldwin's 1927 Act)
  • Tackled 5 Societal ills in the Beveridge Report of 1942: 

1) Want

  • 1945 Family Allowances, 5s per week for second…

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