Flashcards in Social Reforms 1965-70 Deck (24)
What did the race relations acts do?
Prohibited racism in public places and in employment
Racial hatred became an offence
Race relations board has power to investigate racism offences
Community relations commission promotes racial understanding
Who highlighted the race issue in 1968?
What did Powell do?
Nationalist - have his nightmare vision in a speech in 1968 of a Britain surrounded by racial conflict
What did Powell famously say?
As I look ahead I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman I seem to see the river Tiber foaming with much blood
What was the effect of powells speech?
Condemned from all political sides
Powell was dismissed
When was the abortion act?
What was the abortion act?
Legal termination of pregnancy where two doctors agree there was a serious risk to the physical or mental health of mum or baby born with disabilities
What was the reaction to the abortion act?
Feminists hailed it as it have them the right to choose
Moralists saw it as the murder if the innocent
When was the sexual offences act?
What was the sexual offences act?
Based on wolfenden report 1968
Permitted male homosexual acts in private
Female homosexuality not mentioned - had never been illegal
When was the office of ombudsman created?
What was the office of ombudsman?
Special officer appointed who ordinary citizens could appeal to if they felt they had suffered an abuse of authority by a government authority
When was the commonwealth immigration act?
What was the commonwealth immigration act?
Prohibited new immigrants from settling in Britain unless they had family connections
When was the theatres act?
What was the theatres act?
Ended theatre censorship
When was the abolition of the death penalty?
What was the abolition of the death penalty?
Ended death sentences
When was the divorce reform act?
When was the open university?
What was the open university?
Higher education institution established to enable previously unqualified students to study for degrees
Who were the social reforms largely a work of?
When was Roy Jenkins Home Secretary?