HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 c611W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount per head of population contributed out of rates and taxes to public social services in Great Britain and the comparable amounts so contributed in the United States, France, Germany and Italy?


While there is no doubt that the amount per head of population is larger in Great Britain than in the countries mentioned, I have no adequate data for a detailed comparison. The differences between the administrative arrangements and social economy of the countries mentioned and those of our own country would, I think, of themselves preclude any valuable comparison being made.