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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Old People
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* Extract from a document on the need for Old Age Pensions. It was presented to the Cabinet by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1906
(PRO ref: CAB 37/85/96)
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* PRO: CAB 37/85/96; Cabinet document on Old Age Pensions; 1906 *
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