HC Deb 16 March 1962 vol 655 cc201-2W
Mr. Donnelly

asked the Minister of Transport why he has not yet taken steps to improve the visibility at the

view of the negotiations for the United Kingdom's entry to the Common Market, if he will compare these proportions, on the nearest comparable basis, with those in each of the member countries of the European Economic Community.

Sir E. Boyle

The percentage contributions in 1960 to the total revenue of the Central Government (including the National Insurance Funds) were as follows:

Per cent.
Direct Taxes on income 39
Indirect taxes 37
Employees' National Insurance and Health contributions 7
Employers' National Insurance and Health contributions 6
Other revenue 11

The figure for employee's contributions includes the contributions of self-employed and non-employed persons. Other revenue includes death duties, trading income and rents, dividends and interest. International comparisons of this type are usually made for central and local governments combined in order to minimise the effect of constitutional differences. The 1960 figures on that basis for the member countries of the European Economic Community (except Luxembourg) with comparable figures for the United Kingdom are given in the table below:

corner at Roch Gate on the Haverfordwest to St. David's road.

Mr. Marples

This is the responsibility of the county council as highway authority. It is for them to determine what priority should be given to this scheme in comparison with other small schemes in their area.

Back to
Forward to