Ref NoDL1987
Alt Ref NoDL1987
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWhat, again?
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date08 Mar 1943
Size41.5 x 50.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcript1919 Too risky
Too expensive
Against our traditions
Against our interests
Homes for heroes
Reconstruction Plans
Interval of 20 odd years of stagnation unemployment misery & chaos ending in World War II
1943 Too risky
Too expensive
Against our traditions
Against our interests
Reconstruction Plans
Social, Financial, Industrial
Person DepictedColonel Blimp; (fictional)
NotesThe Beveridge Report. - Parliamentary Debates. - Government accepts Leading Principles. ... The House of Commons debated the Beveridge Report on Social Security on Feb. 16-18. ...Lord Snell, replying, said the government considered that something must be done, since to take refuge in postponement would be to leave post-war problems to be settled by uncontrolled economic forces; on the other hand, it would be folly to ignore the financial outlook, but they were determined that it should not be the sole determining factor. To neglect on purely financial grounds to provide for future social security might be mistaken policy in itself and a betrayal of the people's aspirations, and there was no need to be hopelessly pessimistic with regard to post-war conditions. The Government had welcomed the Report with good will, and to reserve the right to decide what could be done, and when, and what matters should have priority, was not a repudiation of Beveridge, but "Beveridge unsweetened" - reduced as it were to reality. Between 80 and 90 per cent of the Report had been approved by the Government, including the revolutionary change as regards children's allowances, and that within 13 weeks, and though they could not promise to bring in a Bill at any given date owing to the complexity of the matter the nation would certainly not condemn them because in 13 weeks their examination of the vast problems opened up by the report was incomplete. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5675]
Beveridge Report
social services
Social attitudes
post-war restoration
government planning
Reports and inquiries
post-war expectations
government policy
World War 1914-1918
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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