§ 34. Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of non-North sea money gross domestic product, non-North sea taxes, national insurance contributions and the poll tax represented in 1978–79; and what is the planned proportion in 1990–91.
§ Mr. Lilley
In 1978–79 non-North sea taxes and national insurance contributions amounted to 34.1 per cent. of non-North sea GDP. The Budget forecast for the comparable figure in 1990–91 is 37 per cent. of non-North sea GDP, adjusted to remove the distortion due to the abolition of domestic rates.