HC Deb 05 July 1926 vol 197 cc1608-9

asked the Secretary for Mines the average weekly wage of the German miner and British miner, and the average amount of taxation per head of population in Germany and Great Britain for the year 1924–25?

Major Sir HARRY BARNSTON (Comptroller of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. The average weekly cash income of coal miners in the year 1924–25 was 53s. in Great Britain, and between 38s. and 39s. in Germany (the Ruhr). Complete figures of State or local taxation in Germany in 1924–25 are not available; but Federal taxation amounted to 117 marks, or approximately £6 2s. 6d. per head of population. Imperial taxation in Great Britain during the same period was £15 9s. 9d. per head of population.