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Lloyd George, David, and Seebohm Rowntree

‘In the organisation of the welfare boards of our new factories we had the valuable direction of Mr Seebohm Rowntree, who is not only a highly successful man of business but a student of social conditions of worldwide fame…

Mr Rowntree is well known not only as a great employer of labour, but as one of the foremost successful pioneers in the development of improved conditions in his works.’

Lloyd George, War Memoirs, Vol 1, p. 151.

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