§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the ratio of direct to indirect taxation during the present financial year if the Budget proposals become law, and the ratios for the financial years 1913–14, 1919–20 and 1923–24?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
It is estimated that direct taxation will be 66 per cent. of the total tax revenue in the current year, as compared with 51 per cent. in 1913–14, 72 per cent. in 1919–20, and 63½ per cent. in 1923–24.