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How much did defence spending increase?
1938 - £250 million. 1940 - £3000 million.
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Civil defence?
Started 1935. By 1939, had 1.5 million civil defence recruits.
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How many Anderson air raid shelters were built?
2.5 million air raid shelters
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How many road accidents were there due to blackouts?
In December 1939, over 1500 people killed. This was 3 times pre-war level.
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Number of women working?
1943 - 6.7 million. 1945 - 6.2 million.
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How did the government ignore the issue of equal pay?
Equal Pay Campaign Committee in 1944 produced a victory when an amendment to the Education Bill 1944 requiring equal pay for female teachers was passed by 117 to 116 votes but short lived as govt overturned it and equal pay issue removed from wartime
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How many were unemployed under Chamberlain's war government?
1 million unemployed by May 1940
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How many people were in active service or employed in munitions industries?
By 1943, 10 million people were
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How many people were directed to war time work they had not chosen?
250,000 men and 90,000 women
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How much was the number of women working during the war?
Increase of 2.8 million workers between 1939-43, of whom 2.2 million were women.
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How much was the number of women in the chemical industry?
1939 - 27% of women in chemical industry. 1943 - 52% an increase.
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When was the peak of female mobilisation and how many was that?
1943. 7,75 million women in paid work.
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Percentage of imports of food?
Pre-war Britain relied on imports for 70% of its food. Reduced to 60% during the war.
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How much did output rise by wheat and potatoes?
Rose by 81% for wheat and by 92% for potatoes.
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Growth of government expenditure?
1939 - £1 billion/year. 1941 - £4 billion/year. 1945 - £6 billion/year.
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How much did income tax increase and how many taxpayers were there?
Income tax went up 50% as compared to 9% in 1939. 4 million new taxpayers brought into new system.
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How much did Canada gift as mutual aid?
$3 billion
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How much did output of munitions increase 1939-43?
Eight-fold increase in total output of munitions
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How much did aircraft production rise?
1939 - 8000 aircrafts produced. 1944 - over 26,000.
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How much did tank production rise?
1939 - nearly 1000 tanks produced. 1942 - nearly 9000 tanks produced.
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How much did productivity increase in other countries between 1939-44?
Germany by 10-12%. USA by 25%.
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How many working days were lost through strikes?
Over 1 million days lost in 1941 to a peak of 4 million days lost in 1944.
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How much did the coal mining industry account for days lost though strikes?
Coal mining industry accounted for 45% of strikes and 56% working days lost.
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How many houses were destroyed by bombing?
500,000 houses
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How many wartime marriages were there?
2 million marriages which exacerbated housing shortage
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How many houses did Labour promise to build and how many did they achieve to build?
Promised to build 200,000 per year but only built 1 million by 1951. By 1951, estimate shortage of 3/4 million houses.
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How many pupils needed to be accommodated after the war?
200,000 pupils whose schools had been bombed + 400,000 pupils after the raising of the school leaving age to 15 in the Education Act of 1944.
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How much did consumer expenditure rise between 1952-64?
Consumer expenditure rose by 45%
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How many houses did Churchill promise to build in 1951?
500,000 houses a year. Target achieved by Minister of Housing, Macmillan.
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How much export trade did Britain lose as a result of the war?
2/3 of export trade
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How much did industrial production grow in other countries?
Between 1951-64, industrial production grew 3x faster in France, 4x faster in West Germany, 10x faster in Japan.
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How much did Britain's share of world trade in manufactured goods slump?
Share of world trade of goods slumped from 25.5% to 14%.
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How much smaller was British merchant navy after the war?
Navy 30% smaller in June 1945 than it had been at the start of the war.
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How many votes did Labour win in June 1945 Election?
Landslide victory as won a majority of 146.
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How many married women remained unavailable due to marriage bar in National Service Act of 1941?
10 million women remained unavailable
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How many more times was government expenditure abroad?
Expenditure abroad was 5 times what it had been before the war
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