If you were PM... where would you cut back?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Poll Started 4 August 2009:

If you were PM... where would you cut back?

After the next election, thereís little doubt that whatever the colour of the leading party, radical cutbacks will be necessary to balance the nation's books. This question is designed to give a deliberately stark, big picture choice.

Which main area would you wield the financial chopping axe on first?
(source HM Treasury)

Results

A. Defence - £38 billion.3,140 votes (31 %)
B. Education - £88 bn.345 votes (3 %)
C. Housing & Environment - £29 bn.484 votes (5 %)
D. Industry, agriculture, employment & training - £20 bn.281 votes (3 %)
E. Health - £119 bn.435 votes (4 %)
F. Public Order/Safety (Policing etc)- £35 bn.190 votes (2 %)
G. Social Protection (Pensions, benefits etc) £189 bn.3,278 votes (33 %)
H. Social Services - £31 bn.1,123 votes (11 %)
I. Transport - £23 bn.802 votes (8 %)

                   10,078 votes received.

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