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1

What was introduced in 1906 for children?

Local authorities were allowed to provide free school meals

2

How school meals were served in 1914, most of which were free?

14 million

3

What percentage of Britain's local authorities set up a meals service?

50%

4

What was introduced in 1907 for children?

Every school had a medical service

5

When were the medical checks extended to include treatment?

1912

6

What was introduced in 1908 for children?

The Children and Young Persons Act

7

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

8

What was introduced in 1908 for the elderly?

A government-funded old-age pension

9

How old did you have to be to be able to claim a pension?

70

10

How much would you receive in your pension if you were single?

5 shillings

11

How much would you receive in your pension if you were married?

7 shillings 6 pence

12

By how much did the number of people claiming outdoor relief fall in 1908?

80,000

13

If you earned more than £__ per year you would not receive a pension

£31

14

How long did you have to live in Britain for before you could receive a pension?

20 years

15

What was introduced in 1909 for the unemployed?

Government-run labour exchanges

16

By 1913, labour exchanges were putting how many people into jobs every working day?

3,000

17

What was introduced in 1911 for workers?

The National Insurance Act

18

What were the two sections of the National Insurance Act?

Sick pay and unemployment benefits

19

Who paid what for sick pay?

Employers paid 3d, government paid 2d and workers paid 4d

20

Everyone earning under £__ a year had to join the sick pay scheme

£160

21

How many weeks of sick pay did workers get?

Up to 26

22

Who paid what for unemployment pay?

Employers paid 2.5d, government paid 1.75d and workers paid 2.5d

23

How many weeks could workers get unemployment pay for?

15 weeks

24

What was the problem for the families of workers concerning health care?

They didn't get free health care

25

What was the problem for widows concerning pensions?

They didn't get one

26

What was the People's Budget?

It was designed to raise money through reforms of taxes

27

What caused a lot of political debate in the House of Commons, and between which parties?

The People's Budget, and Liberals and Conservatives

28

What did Lloyd George say about the upper classes?

They inherited as much of their wealth and didn't do much work to earn the rest of the money they had so should help pay for the reforms to help people who worked but were still poor