HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 cc55-6W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing for 1977–78, for the latest available period, the taxation revenue obtained from Wales, analysed by the normal headings for such revenue.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

Such information as is available is as follows:

Taxation revenue in Wales 1977–78 (receipts)
£ million
Taxes on personal incomes 675
Taxes on capital 20
Taxes on expenditure (excluding rates) 710
Employees' national insurance etc. contributions 170
Employers' national insurance etc. contributions 250
Local authority rates 190

All of these figures should be treated as approximate since most taxes are collected for the United Kingdom as a whole rather than by areas.

Mr. Pardoe

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update the information on tax revenue given to the hon. Member for Cornwall, North, Official Report, 9th December 1975, c. 109.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The information is given in the table below. The revised estimates for 1964 to 1974 stem mainly from minor changes in concept, and in the basis of recording receipts of income tax in the national accounts described on page 121 of "National Income and Expenditure 1966–76".

Taxes on Income Taxes on Expenditure
1964 40.1 37.2
1965 40.1 36.7
1966 40.8 36.2
1967 42.0 36.1
1968 40.7 37.2
1969 40.5 38.4
1970 41.5 36.7
1971 41.7 35.5
1972 40.5 34.5
1973 41.2 33.1
1974 44.5 29.7
1975 45.6 28.0
1976 44.0 28.4
1977 41.6 31.2

Central Government revenue has been taken as the current account receipts of central Government, comprising taxes on income and expenditure, national insurance contributions, rent, dividends and interest, gross trading surplus and an imputed charge for consumption of non-trading capital. Taxes on income and expenditure as defined in this answer exclude national insurance contributions, capital taxes and local authority rates. These figures are not therefore strictly comparable with those in recent replies to the hon. Member for Cornwall, North on the balance of taxation which gave a complete picture of the burden as a whole.