HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c538W
19. Mr. Baldry

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the nation's wealth is taken by the state currently; and how much was taken 30 years ago.

Mr. MacGregor

Total tax and national insurance contributions as a percentage of GDP at market prices are estimated to be 38.4 per cent. in 1985–86, as compared to 29.4 per cent. in 1955–56.