HC Deb 16 January 1986 vol 89 c648W
19. Mr. Fallon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion of gross domestic product taken in taxation compared with that in the United States of America and in Japan.

Mr. Moore

The latest available data, published by OECD, for 1983 are as follows:

Percentage of GDP at market prices
Total tax revenue and social security contributions Total tax revenue excluding social security contributions
United Kingdom 37.8 31.1
United States of America 29.0 20.7
Japan 27.7 19.4

Source: OECD "Revenue Statistics of OECD Member Countries 1965–1984" page 82.