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QUIZ Tuesday, 9 March, 1999, 13:52 GMT
Budget 99 Quiz
BBC News Online would like to thank the hundreds of you who entered the Budget 99 quiz.

Five entrants answered all 20 questions correctly so we set them all a tie-breaker. The winner was Dave Randall of London, who will receive his prize shortly.

The correct answers are in bold below.

Who was the UK's youngest chancellor of the exchequer on taking office?
William Pitt (the Younger)
Winston Churchill
Gordon Brown

Who delivered the longest uninterrupted Budget speech at a mammoth 4 hours, 45 minutes?
Benjamin Disraeli
William Gladstone
Geoffrey Howe

Which future chancellor made his first visit to Parliament as a 13-year-old schoolboy to watch the Budget
John Major
Nigel Lawson
Gordon Brown

When Nigel Lawson became Chancellor, what did Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tell him to do?
Lose weight
Buy at least one good suit
Get a haircut

Hugh Dalton resigned as chancellor after he was discovered to have leaked details of the 1947 Budget to a journalist from which newspaper?
Sun
Mirror
Star

In the 1950s, which chancellor introduced Premium Bonds, which were denounced by the Opposition as "a squalid raffle"?
RA Butler
Harold Macmillan
Peter Thorneycroft

Which chancellor described being criticised by his opposite number, Sir Geoffrey Howe, as like "being savaged by a dead sheep"?
Roy Jenkins
Jim Callaghan
Denis Healey

Which Budget first introduced Income Tax?
1733
1799
1842

Which chancellor first introduced a tax on betting?
Benjamin Disraeli
Winston Churchill
David Lloyd George

Which chancellor rose to make his Budget speech and opened the famous red box - only to discover he had left the speech behind?
Ward Hunt
Herbert Asquith
Hugh Gaitskell

Which chancellor held up the red box for the traditional pre-Budget photographs, smiling inwardly at the knowledge that it contained not the speech but a bottle of whisky?
Denis Healey
Nigel Lawson
Norman Lamont

When he entered Parliament in 1983, with whom did current chancellor Gordon Brown share an office?
Tony Blair
Robin Cook
Jack Straw

In his pre-Budget report of last November, what did Gordon Brown forecast inflation to be?
2.3%
2.5%
2.7%

Mr Brown drank mineral water at both his previous Budgets, but which brand?
Co-op own brand
Evian
Highland Spring

In 1985, how did Labour's Denis Canavan force a delay in the delivery of the Budget speech?
He introduced a Ten-Minute Rule Bill
He cried 'I spy strangers!'
He brandished the Royal Mace

Who delivered a speech entitled 'A Budget for Savers'?
John Major
Nigel Lawson
Norman Lamont

In the 20th century, which chancellor has held the post for the shortest period of time?
Stanley Baldwin
Neville Chamberlain
Iain Macleod

In his 1998 Budget, by how much did Gordon Brown raise the duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes?
20p
27p
30p

In the same Budget, by how much did he increase the duty on a bottle of spirits?
0p
20p
50p

And finally, also in 1998, by how much did Mr Brown increase the duty on a bottle of wine?
0p
3p
4p
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