HC Deb 22 January 1981 vol 997 cc229-30W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of total taxation from all sources was represented by rates, excluding water rate, in 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1980–81 so far as can be estimated.

Mr. Brittan

The proportion of total taxation—including national insurance contributions—represented by rates payments to local authorities was 9.9 per cent. in 1978–79 and 9.4 per cent in 1979–80. I estimate that the proportion will amount to 10.0 per cent. in 1980–81.