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Budget 2001 Wednesday, 7 March, 2001, 21:12 GMT
Coverage from parliament
The UK chancellor has set out the government's spending plans in his fifth Budget. Click below to listen to Gordon Brown's speech in full as well as reaction from the opposition Conservative leader William Hague and the Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.


Brown unveils pre-election Budget

The UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown, delivers a "families first" Budget - expected to be his last before a May general election.

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Tories attack budget

The opposition Conservative leader, William Hague, attacks the Budget, calling the targeted tax cuts "a cynical election ploy".

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Lib Dems call for higher spending

Charles Kennedy, the Liberal Democrat leader, says the Budget favours tax cuts rather than investments in social services.

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