What Goverment spending would you cut?

What Goverment spending would you cut?

Poll Started 8 June 2010:

What Goverment spending would you cut?

The Prime Minister and Chancellor have both confirmed that the country will need to face swinging cuts in public spending, with David Cameron announcing they will consult the public for ideas on where pennies and pounds could be saved.

If you were in charge, which of these areas of spending would you think should most be cut?


A. Defence (military spending - £35bn) 3,554 votes (21 %)
B. Education (schools and universities - £32bn) 237 votes (1 %)
C. Environment (waste and pollution - £5bn) 240 votes (1 %)
D. Health (the NHS - £124bn) 570 votes (3 %)
E. Housing (£4bn) 388 votes (2 %)
F. Law & Order (police and courts - £15bn) 113 votes (1 %)
G. Overseas Aid (money to the developing world – £12bn) 7,377 votes (43 %)
H. Social Protection (state pension and benefits - £171bn) 4,450 votes (26 %)
I. Transport (roads & railways - £11bn) 275 votes (2 %)

                   17,204 votes received.

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