Harold Wilson's Government

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What majority did the Labour Party win by in 1964?
4 seats
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What was created by the new Department of Economic Affairs in 1964?
The National Plan
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What did this plan initiate?
Ministry of Technology
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What majority over the Conservatives did they get in the 1966 election?
110 seats
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When was the plan abandoned?
1967
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What was Wilson's economic policy focused on?
Inflation and balance of payments
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Who did Wilson warn needed to be more realistic?
The unions
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What was established to regulate pay settlements?
A prices and income board
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Who was hired as Minister of Technology in 1964?
Frank Cousins, TGWU Leader
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When was the wage freeze?
1966
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How long did the seamen's strike of 1966 last?
3 months
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What major strike took place in 1967?
Dockers' strike
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When were IMF loans borrowed?
1964 and 1967
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In late-1967 Wilson devalued the pound from what to what?
$2.80 to $2.40
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Who did Wilson blame for the economic problems?
The unions
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When Wilson devalued the pound, the deficit was actually how much smaller than in 1964?
40%
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What was the profit in the private sector when Wilson devalued the pound?
£322 million
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How many Labour MPs opposed the EEC application?
36
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When was Britain's second application to the EEC?
1967
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What triggered Wilson to face the unions?
Failure to enter Europe
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What was the White Paper called that was put forward to deal with the unions?
In Place Of Strife, 1969
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Who put the White Paper to the cabinet?
Employment Secretary, Barbara Castle
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Who defeated the White Paper?
Chancellor of the Exchequer, James Callaghan
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What was the financial danger with alienating the unions?
They provided the bulk of Labour Party funding
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What speech was given by the Conservative Minister for Health, Enoch Powell, in 1968?
Rivers of blood
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Who dismissed Powell from the Shadow Cabinet?
Edward Heath
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When were the Race Relations Acts passed?
1965 and 1968
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What was established to investigate racial discrimination complaints?
Race Relations Board
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In what cases did the Abortion Act, 1967 permit abortion?
If there was a risk to the mother or if the child would be born with a deformity
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By 2005 how many abortions were made?
Over five million
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What was the name given to dangerous, illegal terminations?
Back-street abortions
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What report lead to the Sexual Offences Act, 1967?
The Wolfenden Report
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Who could people appeal to if they had suffered abuse of authority from government departments?
The Office of Ombudsman, 1967
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What did the Commonwealth Immigration Act, 1968 limit legal immigrants to?
Those who has established family connections
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When was the Theatre Act passed?
1968
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Prior to the Theatre Act, what did shows had to be submitted to?
The Lord Chamberlain
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The American musical Hair opened in London how long after the Theatre Act was passed?
One day
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The abolition of the death penalty followed a trial period of how long?
Four years
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How many offence categories had remained for which the death penalty was imposed?
Five
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What were the permitted grounds of divorce under the Divorce Reform Act, 1969?
"Irretrievable breakdown" of relationship
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What did Wilson claim was his greatest achievement as Prime Minister?
The Open University, 1969
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Who was the Home Secretary under Harold Wilson?
Roy Jenkins
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What did opposition call the social reform a sign of? What was the Home Secretary's response?
A "permissive age" but Jenkins argued it was a "civilised age"
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When was the Equal Pay Act established?
1970
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What equal pay strike took place in Dagenham?
Ford Machinists Strike 1968
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What were the female workers in Dagenham classed as?
Category C (Unskilled)
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Labour lost votes because they supported the USA in what?
The Vietnam War
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