HC Deb 10 May 1966 vol 728 c208
34. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish approximate figures to show, in the latest year for which information is available, the total amount collected in taxation in Scotland and the total expended by central Government in various forms in Scotland.

Mr. Callaghan

In 1964–65 net receipts from taxation collected in Scotland, so far as they can be separately identified, were just over £520 million. In the same period identifiable expenditure in Scotland by the central Government, including grants and loans to loan authorities, was about £600 million.

Mr. Campbell

Does the Chancellor recognise that this torpedoes the figures which have been circulated in Scotland by the Scottish Nationalist Party? Will he also publish estimates for the future, since his new Selective Employment Tax will alter the present position to Scotland's disadvantage?

Mr. Callaghan

No, Sir, I do not think the second part of the supplementary question is true.