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What's in a word?

Martina Purdy Martina Purdy | 15:24 UK time, Monday, 16 August 2010

I was speaking to an official from the Department of Finance the other day and asked about the October deadline for the Comprehensive Spending Review. This is where the government sets out its spending plans from 2011 to 2015. But I was quickly corrected. The smiling official pointed out that one mustn't call it the "Comprehensive Spending Review" anymore. HM Treasury insists it's now known as the "Spending Review." Now why don't they like the word "comprehensive" anymore?

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