§ 46. Mr. Wigley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that all revenue raised by the central Government is identified by source; and if he will indicate how much is raised from Wales, Scotland and England, respectively.
§ Dr. Gilbert
There are records of the sources of central Government revenues. Some of the data, analysed by country, is published. To analyse all the data in this way would consume excessive administative resources and might well not serve the hon. Member's purpose, because the source of revenue does not indicate where the burden of taxes or duties is borne. It is estimated that in 1972–73 revenue from indirect and direct taxes, excluding national insurance contributions, on transactions in Wales, Scotland and England was as follows:
£ million Wales 630 Scotland 1,345 England 13,425 Total 15,400