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Pre-Budget Speech Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 16:19 GMT 17:19 UK
Brown Brown on budget defensive
Chancellor Gordon Brown insists his calculations on economic growth in his pre-Budget report were made on "cautious assumptions".

ship Gordon's 'good ship'
BBC economics reporter Chris Giles looks at Chancellor Gordon Brown's pronouncements on the British economy.

Cheerful chancellor's upbeat message
The chancellor has staked his credibility on his optimistic forecasts proving right, says BBC News Online's Political Correspondent Nick Assinder.

Tories slate 'Peter Pan' statement
The shadow chancellor has made a fierce attack on Gordon Brown and his "fairytale" pre-budget statement.

What the chancellor announced
The details of Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's pre-Budget spending report.



Hard labour from Chancellor Brown
Gordon Brown's pre-budget report confirmed the government's belief that work is the key to New Labour's aims.



'Don't cut spending'
The Trades Union Congress General Secretary, John Monks, argues there is no black hole in the public finances - the priority is heading off a steep fall in growth and a rise in unemployment.



What is a pre-budget report?
Gordon Brown is announcing the government's latest economic forecasts and the thinking behind his future budget proposals in the pre-budget report.



Full text of the pre-budget statement
The full text of the pre-budget statement the Chancellor Gordon Brown delivered to the House of Commons.







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