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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Old People
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* Secret discussion document on Old Age Pensions produced for the government in April 1908
(PRO ref: CAB 97/92/54)
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* PRO: CAB 97/92/54; Cabinet document on Old Age Pensions; April 1908 *
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You need to study the source carefully before you decide whether it supports or contradicts any of the reasons in the Big Question.
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* Why does the document suggest that contributory schemes are the not the right answer to the issue of old age pensions? *
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* Why is the scheme funded by the Treasury rather than by local authorities? *
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