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1

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

2

Who highlighted the race issue in 1968?

Enoch Powell

3

What did Powell do?

Nationalist - have his nightmare vision in a speech in 1968 of a Britain surrounded by racial conflict

4

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

5

What was the effect of powells speech?

Condemned from all political sides
Powell was dismissed

6

When was the abortion act?

1967

7

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

8

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

9

When was the sexual offences act?

1967

10

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

11

When was the office of ombudsman created?

1967

12

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

13

When was the commonwealth immigration act?

1968

14

What was the commonwealth immigration act?

Prohibited new immigrants from settling in Britain unless they had family connections

15

When was the theatres act?

1968

16

What was the theatres act?

Ended theatre censorship

17

When was the abolition of the death penalty?

1969

18

What was the abolition of the death penalty?

Ended death sentences

19

When was the divorce reform act?

1969

20

When was the open university?

1969

21

What was the open university?

Higher education institution established to enable previously unqualified students to study for degrees

22

Who were the social reforms largely a work of?

Roy Jenkins

23

When was Roy Jenkins Home Secretary?

1965 -67

24

When was the race relations acts?

1965 and 1968