§ Mr. Wright
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate for 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67 and 1967–68, respectively, of the total amount collected in taxation in Scotland and of the total amount received in subsidies and grants by Scotland from the Exchequer.
§ Mr. Diamond
The Answer to the first part of the Question is contained in the following table. The totals shown are not however a measure of the amount of tax actually borne by Scottish residents. Further statistical work will be necessary before a reply can be given to the second part of the Question and I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as this information is available.
Taxation Collected in Scotland £million 1964–65 … … … … 521 1965–66 … … … … 590 1966–67 … … … … 627 1967–68 … … … … 728
(i) Figures exclude Schedule C Income Tax and Surtax.
(ii) Figures include revenue from Motor Vehicle Licences net of refunds and export rebates.
(iii) Figures for 1966–67 and 1967–68 include an estimate for S.E.T. based on proportion of employment in Scotland to employment in Great Britain for June, 1967 (with adjustments) and the provisional outturn for net yield from S.E.T. published in the Financial Statement 1968–69. No account has been taken of the sums which have been paid in respect of the Selective Employment Premium in years 1966–67 and 1967–68 and the Regional Employment Premium in 1967–68.