Flashcards in Liberal Reforms Deck (28):
What was introduced in 1906 for children?
Local authorities were allowed to provide free school meals
How school meals were served in 1914, most of which were free?
What percentage of Britain's local authorities set up a meals service?
What was introduced in 1907 for children?
Every school had a medical service
When were the medical checks extended to include treatment?
What was introduced in 1908 for children?
The Children and Young Persons Act
What did the Children and Young Persons Act mean?
Children were given special status as protected persons, parents could be persecuted for neglect, it was illegal in insure a child's life, special courts and homes were set up to deal with child crime
What was introduced in 1908 for the elderly?
A government-funded old-age pension
How old did you have to be to be able to claim a pension?
How much would you receive in your pension if you were single?
How much would you receive in your pension if you were married?
7 shillings 6 pence
By how much did the number of people claiming outdoor relief fall in 1908?
If you earned more than £__ per year you would not receive a pension
How long did you have to live in Britain for before you could receive a pension?
What was introduced in 1909 for the unemployed?
Government-run labour exchanges
By 1913, labour exchanges were putting how many people into jobs every working day?
What was introduced in 1911 for workers?
The National Insurance Act
What were the two sections of the National Insurance Act?
Sick pay and unemployment benefits
Who paid what for sick pay?
Employers paid 3d, government paid 2d and workers paid 4d
Everyone earning under £__ a year had to join the sick pay scheme
How many weeks of sick pay did workers get?
Up to 26
Who paid what for unemployment pay?
Employers paid 2.5d, government paid 1.75d and workers paid 2.5d
How many weeks could workers get unemployment pay for?
What was the problem for the families of workers concerning health care?
They didn't get free health care
What was the problem for widows concerning pensions?
They didn't get one
What was the People's Budget?
It was designed to raise money through reforms of taxes
What caused a lot of political debate in the House of Commons, and between which parties?
The People's Budget, and Liberals and Conservatives