The Blair governments 1997 - 2005

Who were the key figure of Blair's government?
Chancellor = Gordon Brown, Foreign secretary = Robin Cook/Jack Straw, Home secretary = Jack Straw/Davis Blunkett, Trade and Industry = Peter Mandelson
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What was Labour majority after the May 1977 election?
179 seats.
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What did the government announce when they took over?
That they would stick to the Major administrations spending plans fro 1997-1999.
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When was the Bank of England given independence?
1997
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What agreement was the UK a signatory to?
The UN Kyoto protocol
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What acts came into force in 1998?
The National Minimum Wage Act, Human Rights Act, Means tested tuition fees, Good Friday Agreement
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What did the comprehensive spending review set out it 1999?
public services investment and raising levels in health and education.
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What was introduced in the 1999 budget?
A 10p rate of Income tax.
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How many hereditary peers were removed in the House of Lords Act?
661
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When was the Freedom of Information Act passed?
2000
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Who won the May 2001 general election?
Labour, with a majority of 166 seats.
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How did Britain respond to 9/11?
They created the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act.
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When was the tax credit act passed?
2002, it created the working tax credit and child tax credit
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What did the European Communities Act bring into law in 2002?
The Treaty of Nice
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When did the UK and USA go to war with Iraq?
2003
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What did the Health and Social Care Act create in England?
Foundation hospitals
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When was the Civil Partnerships Act passed?
2004
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What was Labours majority after the 2005 election?
66 seats
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What bid did the UK secure in 2007?
The bid for the London to host the 2012 olympics.
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What happened in July 2007?
The 7/7 bombings, this was then followed by the Prevention of Terrorism Act
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What scandal broke in 2006?
The 'cash for honours' scandal.
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Which task force launched in September 2006?
The Respect Anti-social behaviour Taskforce
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What did the March 2007 budget abolish?
10p rates of income tax they had previously brought in.
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When did the Irish Assembly reconvene?
May 2005, after being suspended in 2002.
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When did Blair resign?
27th June 2005
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