HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 c213
62. Sir William Darling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the taxation per head of the population in 1913–14 and in 1944–45.

Mr. Dalton

£11s. 4d. and £64 3s. 7d.

Sir W. Darling

If it would not be anticipating the Chancellor's Budget statement, may I ask if he can give us an indication whether this vast sum of £64 is likely shortly to be reduced?

Sir Wavell Wakefield

May I ask if the figures which the Chancellor has given include indirect taxation as well as direct taxation?

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir; they include all taxes levied by the Central Government.

Mr. H. Hynd

Could the Chancellor say whether he regards this calculation as an argument for a rise in hon. Members' salaries?

Sir Henry Morris-Jones

Can the Chancellor say what the position will be like in two years' time, if we go on at the present rate?

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