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How effectively did the Liberal government meet the needs of the British people The Liberal government implemented a number of reforms some of which were helpful to the public and some of which were not The Liberal welfare reform legislation was grouped into five main categories The first of these was the Young people this included the Education Provision of Meals Act 1906 the Education Administrative Provisions Act 1907 and the Children Act 1908 The second group was the Old people there was only one reform in this group however it was a very significant one the Old Age Pensions Act 1908 The third group was the countries Sick people again this only included one reform the National Insurance Act Part 1 1911 The fourth category was the nations workers this included the Workmens Compensation Act 1906 the Coal Mines Act 1908 the Trade Boards Act 1909 and the Shops Act 1911 The fifth and final category was the counties vast Unemployed faction this included the Labour Exchanges Act 1909 and the National Insurance Act Part 11 1911 The reforms were not accomplished over night they introduced the reforms over a relatively long period of time The Liberals introduced several reforms for childrens health they initiated school meals one per day medical inspections and the childrens charter Since education became compulsory the teachers began to notice that lots of children were coming to school hungry dirty or ill Therefore in 1906 the government introduced legislation that compelled local government to provide free or subsidised school meals for all poor children Most of the credit for this new law is accredited to two reports which were published in the wake of the Boer War The Royal Commission on Physical Training in Scotland 1903 and the Report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Physical Deterioration The introduction of these meals was not the be-all and end-all by 1912 over half the local authorities had still
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