Harold Macmillan's Government

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When did Macmillan give his rallying speech after the Suez Crisis?
3rd January 1957
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Who was Macmillan's Chancellor of the Exchequer?
Heathcote Amory
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What was the main aspect of the 1959 budget?
Tax cuts
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When were the Vassal, Philby, Argyll and Profumo affairs?
1963
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Who was the Minister of Education who pushed for comprehensive schools?
Edward Boyle
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Between 1960 and 1962, how many Commonwealth immigrants arrived?
230,000
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Where were the race riots in 1958?
Bristol, Nottingham and poorer districts of London
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What extended comprehension to higher education?
Robbins Report
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What was the name of the first ship carrying West Indian immigrants to the UK in 1948?
Empire Windrush
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Labour was criticised for what ineffective economic policy?
Stop-go
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What was the balance of payments deficit in 1964?
£800 million
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What happened to the sale of private cars between 1950 and 1965?
It quadrupled
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What caused the Chancellor to make a U-turn?
Inflation and a wider trade gap
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GDP grew by 2.3% between when?
1951 and 1964
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34.5% of Britain's what was spent of defence?
Research and Development (R&D)
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The government committed to building how many home per year?
300,000
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What did the Rent Act (1957) do?
Abolish rent control
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The average weekly wage grew from £8 6s to what?
£18 7s
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How many homes had been built by 1964?
1.7 million
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Unemployment peaked in what year at 878,000?
1963
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Between 1951 and 1954, Macmillan served as what?
Housing Minister
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What gained university status under the Robbins Report?
12 Colleges of Advanced Technology (CATs)
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What were the three main contributors to the breaking of class boundaries?
WWII, the welfare state and growing affluence
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By the 1950s immigration expanded to include where?
The Indian Subcontinent
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What notable race riot took place in August 1958?
Notting Hill
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What was the name of the enquiry into racial tensions?
The Salmon Report
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What restricted legal immigrants to those with a job to go to?
Commonwealth Immigration Act (1962)
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Who was the Minister with special responsibility for negotiations with the EEC six?
Edward Heath
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When was Britain's first application to the EEC?
1963
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By what year had all of Britain's African Colonies been given independence?
1968
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How much did Britain owe to its colonies for war payments?
£454 million
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What social group became "local heroes" for race attacks?
Teddy Boys
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What was the Night of the Long Knives (In Britain)?
The media-frenzy made out of Macmillan sacking one third of its cabinet
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Who was John Profumo having an affair with?
Christine Keeler
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Who was married to the Duke of Argyll?
Margaret Campbell
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Who vetoed Britain's entry to the EEC?
French President, Charles De Gualle
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What speech did Macmillan give concerning the end of the British Empire?
The Wind of Change
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Who did Macmillan recommend as his successor in his letter to the Queen?
Alec Douglas-Home
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Who, other than Home, renounced his title to run for Prime Minister?
Lord Hailsham
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