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1

what was the unemployment figure in 1931?

3m

2

what percentage of 1.1m homes built were in suburbs?

90%

3

according to Rowntree in 1936 how many people in York were living in poverty?

75%- based on new poverty line according to new higher living standards

4

in the 1938 Holiday with Pay act, how much paid holiday was granted?

1 week

5

how much was allocated to the Special Areas act?

£2m

6

what did the gov prefer as opposed to Special Areas act?

people in those areas to move away for work

7

what was a growing problem in the 1930s?

social class divide- mc did well from cheap money etc whilst many wc struggled

8

what was the key theme in unemployment?

highest in areas dependant on staple industries (incl. NCL)

9

how many cinemas were there in GB by 1939?

5000

10

despite 50% of homes having a radio, how many couldn't afford a licence fee?

3.5m

11

why was there a growing fear of extremism?

Stalin (comm), Hitler, Franco, Mussolini (fascism) was dominating mainland Europe. GB still kept faith in LoN

12

how many men took part in the jarrow march?

200

13

how many homes had radio, but how many couldnt afford the license fee?

50%
3.5m

14

name a left win author?

george orwell

15

how many members did the left book club have?

50k

16

how many members did the right book club have?

25k

17

when was penguin books formed?

1935