§ 33. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that taxation has been reduced in the United States of America, Germany and Canada with a view to improving trade conditions; and whether he can give the present taxation per head of the population in those countries and in the United Kingdom?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EX-CHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)
I have no official information on the first part of the question. I will circulate the figures asked for in the second part of the question in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. ALBERY
Have any representations been made by the Lord Privy Seal on the matter with a view to helping unemployment?
§ Following are the figures:
§ The latest available figures of taxation per head of population are:
§ United States (1929 estimated)—27.6 dollars.
§ Germany (1929 estimated)—152.6 reichmarks.
§ Canada (1928 actual)—37.76 dollars.
§ United Kingdom (1929 estimated)—
§ £15 1s. 5d.
§ As, however, no particulars are avail-: able of the taxation levied by the States or provinces in the three countries first named, the figures are not comparable one with another.