HC Deb 14 May 1948 vol 450 c260W
Mr. C. Smith

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he can analyse further the figure for salaries as an element in the national income given in Table 4 of Command Paper No. 7371; and in particular whether he can state the element in the total accounted for by the salaries of Civil Servants as distributive workers in 1938 and 1947.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The estimate of salaries given in Cmd. 7371 is a global estimate based largely on assessments to Income Tax under Schedule E; it is impossible in the present state of knowledge to allocate it between particular industries or occupations. I do not fully understand what is meant by the second part of the hon. Member's Question: if he will let me know more precisely what he has in mind, I will look into the matter.