HC Deb 16 February 1926 vol 191 cc1713-4

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount raised in taxes in 1913–14 and the total amount raised today; and how the increase in taxation compares with the increase in local rates levied during the same periods?

89. Mr. THOMSON also

asked the Minister of Health the total amount raised by local authorities in rates in 1913–14, and the total amount so raised to-day; and how the increase compares with the increase in national taxation during the same period?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

I will answer these questions together. With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate the precise figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT, but, broadly speaking, the proportionate increase in taxation has been three-and-a-half times as large as the increase in local rates.

Following are the figures:

Imperial Taxation Revenue. Local Rates.
£ £
1913–14 153,408,000 78,985,000
1924–25 679,982,000 159,887,000*
1925–26 678,735,000* Not yet available.
Per cent. Increase:
1924–25 over 1913–14. 343.2 102.4
1925–26 over 1913–14. 342.4