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N. (1971) ‘The working men’s club movement and Victorian social reform ideology’, Victorian Studies, XV: 117–47. Prochaska, F. (1980) Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth Century England, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Prochaska, F. (1988) The Voluntary Impulse: Philanthropy in Modern Britain, London: Faber. Prochaska, F. ) The Cambridge Social History of England 1750–1950, 3rd volume, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 357– 93. Prochaska, F. (1992) Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King’s Fund 1897–1990, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

If anything, the problem was the opposite. Labour had no developed plan of its own for social policy, having participated in devising the measures put forward by the coalition government and adopted in addition the proposals in the Beveridge report, but with strong private reservations on the part of several senior figures. The manifesto for the 1945 Election (Let Us Face the Future) was cautious in tone and contained little evidence of a comprehensive strategy for welfare. As a result, as Jose Harris rather brutally puts it, ‘the Welfare State came into being with no clearly defined conception of welfare and no coherent theory of the State’ (in Smith 1986:256).

In 1833 a group of agricultural labourers in Tolpuddle were prosecuted for forming an association under the name of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. By the 1830s government attitude towards the societies had shifted, in line with the prevailing political doctrine of laissez faire. Rather than being actively encouraged (or discouraged) the societies were to be left alone. The Acts of Parliament relating to societies passed between 1834 and 1875 were concerned not with extending their role but with tidying up administrative procedures.

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