HC Deb 22 April 1926 vol 194 c1412W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give a table showing the amount of taxation per head of the population of Great Britain divided up proportionately under the headings of each Vote of each class of the new Estimates?


My Noble Friend will learn from the Budget statement what proportion of the expenditure of the United Kingdom is to be met from taxation. But with the exception of certain minor receipts appropriated in aid of Votes, the whole of our revenue, tax and non-tax, is paid into the Exchequer, and the whole of our annual expenditure is met out of the Exchequer. It is impossible, and I think undesirable, to apportion particular items of revenue to particular heads of expenditure, and, accordingly, no precise answer to the question is possible.