Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. What reform was brought out in 1908?

  • The Children's Act- it made it illegal to neglect or abuse children. Children under 14 were banned from pubs. Illegal to sell tobacco to children under 16.
  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check
  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness
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2. What was the National Insurance Act 1911?

  • Only to help the sick
  • Only to help the unemployed
  • This was the main reform that set out to help the sick and the unemployed. it was in two parts. Part one dealt with sickness an part two dealt with unemployment
  • This act set up the first job centres. They were aimed at getting mean into jobs as quickly as possible so they would not be without wages.

3. Why did rich people oppose the reforms?

  • They wanted more reforms and said the Liberal Reforms were too limited
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms
  • They disliked being told how to bring up their children and hated having to pay National Insurance Contributions
  • they said it was wrong to use taxes to help the poor- benefits would make them lazy and unwilling to work

4. What was the Old Age Pension Act in 1908?

  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From February1909 almost everyone over the age of 68 was eligible for a state pension. Single people had 5s per week and married couples 7s 6d per week.
  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From January 1908 almost everyone over the age of 72 was eligible for a state pension. Single people had 5s per week and married couples 7s 6d per week.
  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From January 1909 almost everyone over the age of 70 was eligible for a state pension. Single people had 5s per week and married couples 7s 6d per week.
  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From January 1909 almost everyone over the age of 70 was eligible for a state pension. Married couples had 5s per week and married couples with families had 7s 6d per week.

5. Why did the labour party oppose the reforms?

  • They wanted more reforms and said the Liberal Reforms were too limited
  • they said it was wrong to use taxes to help the poor- benefits would make them lazy and unwilling to work
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms
  • They disliked being told how to bring up their children and hated having to pay National Insurance Contributions

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