§ 29. Mr. HUNT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that the local and Imperial taxation for the upkeep of the United Kingdom comes to £300,000,000 a, year or more, he can say if this comes chiefly, if not entirely, out of the production of goods produced in the United Kingdom; and can he state, approximately, what is the local and Imperial taxation paid on the production of £100 worth of barley and of £100 worth of steel, including all local and Imperial taxes paid by landlords, farmers, labourers, employers, and workmen?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Montagu)
My right hon. Friend has no material upon which to make the calculations which the hon. Member requires.
§ Mr. MONTAGU
If I may suggest it to the hon. Gentleman, that would be a suitable subject for discussion on a Tariff Itefore debate; but on this particular point the advisers of my right hon. Friend inform him that it would be difficult or impossible to satisfy the hon. Gentleman.
Mr. F. HALL
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this £300,000,000 to which reference has been made should, according to some of the supporters of the Government, been raised by the Single Tax?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Should the necessity foreshadowed by the hon. Member arise all relevant suggestions will be taken into consideration.