HC Deb 04 April 1974 vol 871 c415W
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

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