HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 cc619-20W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can make arrangements for the annual reports on economic and industrial conditions in various countries to contain information as to local taxa- tion levied per head of the population as distinct from national taxation?


In many countries information of the character asked for is not readily obtained or easily interpreted, nor if available could the results be made closely comparable with similar figures for this country. For this reason, it would not be appropriate to impose uniform instructions on reporting officers.