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When was the sex discrimination act and what did it aim to do?

It was passed to end discrimination against both men and women on the basis of their gender or their marital status.
Also aimed to ensure equal opportunity in employment and education


What did the employment protection mean to women?
When was it passed?

This introduced paid maternity leave and outlawed dismissal on the ground of pregnancy


Why were the still inadequacies in society for women?

Trade unions tended to be dominated by men and suspicions remained that women in the workplace would suppress wages for men

The equal pay act didn't agrees concerns that women were not treated equally. Employers could avoid paying them equal by giving women slightly different tasks in order to give them a lesser wage.


What was the immigration act?

This restricted the right for people from the new commonwealth from entering Britain.


What did people from the new commonwealth need in order to enter the country under the 1971 immigration act?

A guaranteed job

At least one grandparent needed to be born in Britain


How many black police officers were there in the whole metropolitan police service?

70 out of a work force of 22, 000


What was 'rock against racism'?
When did it start?
Who headlined the event?

Started in 1976
A concert held in Trafalgar Square in April 1978 and attracted 100,000 people who joined in demonstration against comments made by a guitarist who supported Enoch Powel
The clash headlined the concert


How popular were the national front?
By when was this?

They were the 4th largest party by 1977


Who was Blair Peach?
When did he die?

He was a teacher and anti nazi league supported
He was killed when a do instruction was blocked by police
In 1979 The police admitted responsibility in 2010


When was green peace UK formed?



When was the birth control pill available on the NHS?