The Major Governments 1990 - 1997

Who were the key figure of Majors government?
Chancellor = Norman Lamont, Home Secretary = Micheal Howard, Foreign Secretary = Douglas Hurd, Micheal Hesseltine Deputy PM
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What did Majors background make him?
An unnatural Tory.
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How many votes did Major win in the leadership election?
185, Hesseltine won 131 and Hurd had 56, Hurd and Hesseltine withdrew.
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What was included in Lamont's first budget in 1991?
VAT was increased to 17.5% and national insurance was to be levied on company cars.
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When did Britain and France declare war on Iraq?
24th January 1991, by the 28th February the war was over and Iraqi forces fled from Kuwait.
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What was included in Lamont's second budget in 1992?
A 20% income tax band was created, unemployment rose to 23.7 million and interest rates were 10%.
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When was the Maastrichts treaty signed?
February 1992, it was designed to bring member states closer into political union through the social chapter and the Delores plan.
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What was the seat share in the 1992 election?
Tories = 336 seats, Labour = 271, Lib Dems = 20 seats
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When was the National economic council abolished?
June 1992
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What happened on Black Wednesday?
On the 16th September interest rates rose from 10 - 12%, by lunchtime they were 15% and at the end of the day Lamont declared Britain was leaving the ERM.
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How many more mining pits were closed in October 1992?
31 pits
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Who replaced Lamont in May 1993?
Ken Clarke
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What was the government defeated on in July 1993?
The Social Chapter, right wing euro rebels voted aginst major and walked through the division lobby with Labour, including 3 cabinet members.
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When was the wages council abolished?
1993
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What industry was privatised n 1993?
British Rail
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What did major establish in October 1984?
A committee on standards in public life, major asked Lord Nolan to chair it a produce a report on standards in public life.
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Who challenged Major in 1995?
Redwood, Major wins 218 votes to 89, Hurd resigned after the leadership election.
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What did Major say to the euro sceptics of the part in June 1995?
'Put up or shut up'
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Which members of the Tory party defected in November 1995?
Alan Haworth joins New Labour and Emma Nicholson and Peter Thornman join the Lib Dems.
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What did Health Secretary Steve Dorell state in March 1996?
That there was a possible link between BSE and CJP.
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How did the EU and Major respond?
The Eu instigated a global ban on the export of British beef and Major retaliated by threatening to hold up EU business unless the ban was removed.
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