Modern Britain: An Economic and Social History

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a
AEU 102
Abertillery 92
Abnormal Importations Act 1931 122 , 139
abortion 171
Abramovitz, M. 190
accidents at work 110
Addison, P. 159 , 160 , 184
advertising 203
aerospace industry 266 , 270 , 271 ;
see also aircraft industry
affluence:
affluent society 9 ;
affluent workers 157 ;
age of 202-4 , 207 ;
age of high mass consumption 29
Africa 2 , 60
agriculture 5 , 7 , 53 , 77 , 78-81 , 241 , 306 ;
employment in 54 , 145 , 279-80 ;
imports and exports, 1930s 80 ;
land ownership pattern 79 ;
performance 78-9 , 246-8 ;
policy:
cartelisation 74 ;
de-rating of 80 ;
and Europe 236-7 ;
see also EU;
guaranteed prices 81 ;
marketing boards 80 ;
protectionism and Corn Laws 80 ;
subsidies 80 , 246-8 ;
wartime 127 , 142 , 246 ;
production 79-80 , 195 , 243 , 247 ;
share of GDP 242 ;
surpluses 248 ;
tithes 80 ;
world depression in 1930s 79 ;
see also wages
Air Ministry 149
aircraft industry 57 , 65 , 146 , 149-50 ;
dependence on USA 1939-45 150 ;
industrial relations in 158 ;
see also aerospace
Aldcroft, D. H. 15 , 18
Alford, B. W. E. 15 , 18 , 21-2
alloy metallurgy 69
aluminium 65 , 270
Anglo-American Council on Productivity 269
Anomalies Act 1931 47
anti-growth literature 17
apprenticeship 76 , 302
Argentina 121 , 187
armed forces 54
artificial fibres 69 , 253 ;
see also textiles
Asda 263
Attlee, C. 209 , 216 , 268 , 269 , 294 , 305 , 307 , 308
audio equipment 244
Austin 7 , 30 , 65 ;
Austin Allegro 255-6 ;
Austin-Rover 272 ;
see also British Motor Corporation, British Leyland, Rover
Australia 122
Austria 2 , 118 , 237
automatic welding 69
Auxiliary Ambulance Service 158

b
BBC 42 , 74 , 106
BMW 256
Bacon and Eltis hypothesis 4-5 , 200 , 273
balance of payments 111-24 , 216-40 ;
balancing item 223 ;
basic data 114-18 , 217 , 222-7 , 224 , 228 , 231-6 , 274-5 ;
breathing space in early 1970s 228 ;
in 1978-86 326-7 ;
capital account 230 , 232 , 235 ;
removal of exchange controls 232 , 271 ;
investment in sterling area 221 ;
current account 7 , 8 , 114 , 217-18 , 223 , 226-7 ;
defence expenditure overseas 225 ;
export sales ratios 244-5 ;
exports 199 , 226 , 275 ;
geographical pattern of imports and exports 220 ;
import penetration 226 , 234 , 239 , 244-5 , 273 ,

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