HC Deb 15 May 1934 vol 289 cc1621-2
53. Miss CAZALET

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the burden of British taxation is, even after the reductions effected in the 1934–35 Budget, compared to the burden of American taxation, including State or local taxation, having regard to the national incomes of the two countries?


I find that no accurate estimate of the present burden of American State and local taxation, nor of the American national income at the present time, is available. But in the latest year for which actual figures are available, namely 1928–29, the burden of national and local taxation in relation to national income is estimated to have been nearly twice as heavy in the case of the United Kingdom as it was in the case of the United States of America.