HC Deb 10 November 1908 vol 196 cc26-7
MR. B. S. STRAUS (Tower Hamlets, Mile End)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the amount of taxation per head of population in Germany, France, the United States of America, and Great Britain.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this Question. The tax revenue of the United Kingdom in the current financial year is estimated to amount to £2 17s. 5d. per head of the population. The lines of demarcation between Imperial, State, and local expenditure differ so much in different countries, and the methods of taxation are so diverse, that I am not prepared to name any figures for the other countries referred to in the Question as being comparable with that which I have given for the United Kingdom.