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1. what was Macmillan's housing target that he achieved?

  • 750,000 houses a year
  • 100,000 houses a year
  • 300,000 houses a year
  • 450,000 houses a year
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2. What tough decisions did Denis Healey make?

  • completely withdrawal from asia all troops gone by 1971
  • reduced military commitments and expenditure
  • Withdrawal from the Arab-Isreali war in the east of Suez in 1967
  • cancel the F111 with pressure from Roy Jenkins
  • cut expenditure from 6% to 4%
  • scrap the TSR2 designed to drop nuclear weapons on Russia

3. which is the most important main features of Labour's welfare programme

  • the National Insurance act creates a system of universal and compulsory government-employer-employee contributions to unemployment, sickness,maternity expense, widowhood and retirement
  • the Industrial Injuries act provided cover for accidents
  • the National Health Service act gave everyone free medical and hospital treatment
  • the National Assistance act which sets up national assistance boards to deal directly and financially

4. when did Britain get US aid through the Lend-Lease agreement?

  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942

5. who won the general election of 1959?

  • conservatives but labour was strong
  • labour due to gaitskell being leader
  • liberals
  • conservatives but labour was weak


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