HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc472-3W
Mr. Knox

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, from information available from international sources, what percentage direct taxation was of total taxation in the other member countries of the European Economic Community in 1958 and 1976; and what were the equivalent figures for the United Kingdom in these years.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The international sources available to me do not specifically refer to direct taxes and do not go beyond 1975. Subject to the qualifications in the notes below the following is the information requested:

Direct taxes as a percentage of total taxes:
1958 1975
United Kingdom 49.4 56.9
Germany 53.0 50.2
France 36.7 32.2
Italy 32.7 43.8
Netherlands 59.7 60.0
Belgium 45.7 60.7
Luxembourg 64.8 57.7
Ireland figure not available 38.9
Denmark figure not available 62.5

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