Liberal Reforms to Improve Public Health

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When were Free School Meals introduced?
1906
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When were School Medical Inspections introduced?
1907
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When was the Old Age Pension Act introduced?
1909 for over 70's on low income, tax paid
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When was the minimum wage introduced and by whom?
1909, Winston Churchill and William Beveridge
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What did William Beveridge publish and when?
Beveridge Report in 1942
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When was the Labour Exchange Act introduced and by whom?
1909, Winston Churchill and William Beveridge
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When was the National Insurance Act introduced and by whom?
1911, David Lloyd George
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Give an example of the health insurance part of the National Insurance Act
Sick pay of 10 shillings per week to male workers if ill for more than 4 days, paid for by a central fund (not tax paid)
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What was the rate of the Unemployment Benefit for the National Insurance Act and who for?
7 shillings per week for up to 15 weeks - ship building, iron founding and construction. Contributory (not tax paid)
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When was income tax raised and by how much?
1909, from 5p to 6p (per pound)/ 5% to 6%
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When were Work Houses were abolished?
1930
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Give 3 problems with the liberal reforms
Didn't address whole population / NI Act pt 1 didn't cover workers' families / NI Act pt 2 only covered a few industries
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How many workers did the National Insurance Act pt 1 cover?
10 million
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