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Friday, 12 July, 2002, 06:27 GMT 07:27 UK
Spending quiz
How often does Gordon Brown publish the government's three year spending plans?
A: Every year
B: Every two years
C: Every three years
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury is the chancellor's behind-the-scenes, overseeing the wrangling over spending plans. Who is he?
A: Andrew Smith
B: Paul Boateng
C: Stephen Timms
How did then Speaker Betty Boothroyd manage some off-target forecasting when MPs debated the last comprehensive spending review?
A: She said William Hague would become Prime Minister
B: She called Tony Blair European President
C: She called Michael Portillo the leader of the Opposition
What did Gordon Brown reinstate in the 1998 spending review?
A: Free eye tests for pensioners
B: Free prescriptions for all
C: Free milk for schoolchildren
How much was the boost promised in the 2000 comprehensive spending review?
A: £25bn
B: £32bn
C: £43bn
Where was royal treasure kept under the first treasurer?
A: London
B: Winchester
C: Edinburgh
When did chancellors of the Exchequer start living in Number 11 Downing Street?
A: 1747
B: 1828
C: 1876
How many years has Conservative shadow chancellor Michael Howard spent as a cabinet minister?
A: Seven years
B: Eight years
C: Ten years
At what innocent age did Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Matthew Taylor become an MP?
A: 21
B: 24
C: 27
Who said: "The myth that the solution to every problem is increased spending has been comprehensively dispelled?"
A: Margaret Thatcher
B: Labour 1997 election manifesto
C: Denis Healey
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