New Liberalism 1902-1918: The Minority and Majority Reports

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  • Poverty was damaging
  • Britain was lagging behind with electricity, chemicals and internal combustion engines
  • 1900: Germany and USA produced more than British steel industry

Lloyd George's Ambulance Wagon

  • 4th December 1905, Conservative Government resigned after 10 years
  • One of the last acts was the Royal Commission to study poor laws
  • Conservatives lost the General Election of 1906
  • The majority and minority reports were then produced

Majority and Minority Reports

  • The Royal Commission enquired into workings of the poor laws
  • It consisted of poor law guardians, members of charitable organisations, religious and trade…


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