HC Deb 22 January 1930 vol 234 cc201-2
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.


Have any representations been made by the Lord Privy Seal on the matter with a view to helping unemployment?


Did the reduction of Super-tax by the last Government have an appreciable effect?

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.