UK Prime Ministers 1918-1960 + Key Policies Quiz
Terms in this set (42)
1916-1922 Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
Fisher's Education Act (year?)
Sankey Commission - Decision not to nationalise Coal industry (year?)
Addison's Housing Act - 170k new homes built (year?)
Geddes Axe (huge budget cuts)
BBC Established when?
May 1923-January 1924 PM?
January 1924-November 1924 PM?
Wheatley's Housing Act (year?)
Pensions Act (year)
Churchill joins the Gold Standard (year)
General Strike (year)
Local Government Act (reforming poor law, transferring power to local authorities)
Great Depression Starts (year)
Means Test Introduced (year)
Britain removed from the Gold Standard by Churchill (year)
Unemployment Act under Ramsay MacDonald (year)
Beveridge Report published (year)
Butler Act, outlining plans for a tripartite school system (year)
Between what years were Labour in power, when they had the policy of building more public sector, rather than private sector homes?
National Insurance Act introduced (year)
New Towns Act introduced (year)
Coal Industry Nationalised (year)
Transport Nationalised (year)
NHS introduced by Bevan (year)
Pound devalued following loan from the USA (year)
Iron and steel industry nationalised, despite mass criticism from the Conservative, and being one of the only profitable non-nationalised industries (year)
Tories promise to 'one up' Labour, and build 300,000 new homes per year (year)
1951-1955, who returns as PM?
Macmillan claims that Britons have 'never had it so good' following shock growth in the economy (year)
Unemployment hits 800k, and interest rates spiral to 7% (year)
152 comprehensive schools established under Conservatives (year)
Alec Douglas Home
British application to join the EEC is rejected (year)