Women marchers protesting against the new means test, 4 November 1936.
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Women marchers on their way to London, protesting against the Household Means Test, introduced in 1931. This was a form of asesment of the unemployed in order to determine how much social security money should be paid. The test was widely perceived to be unfair, and the amount of money was totally inadequate.