§ 42. Sir ASSHETON POWNALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give the latest available figure of the taxation per head in the United States of America and in this country?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
It is estimated that for the current year the national taxation per head in this country amounts to £16 0s. 8d., and that Federal taxation in the United States may be put at 24.82 dollars per head. In the case of the United States of America, however, it must be remembered that State taxation is not included in this figure which is therefore not strictly comparable with the British figure.
§ Sir A. POWNALL
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any average figure of what State taxation comes to in order that we may compare the figures?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I cannot do that off-hand. If my hon. Friend will put down a question, I shall be glad to answer it.
§ Sir P. HARRIS
Ought not the amount spent in rates by local authorities to be taken into account also in considering the amount of taxation per head?