HL Deb 05 June 1998 vol 590 c56WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What percentage of taxes was paid from those resident in Scotland into the United Kingdom's Treasury:

  1. (a) as a percentage of British Isles total; and
  2. (b) as a percentage of the United Kingdom total for each year from 1979 to date. [HL1993]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The information is not available in the form requested by the noble Lord. Many taxes are collected centrally and their distribution by region is often unavailable. In addition, there are significant theoretical and practical difficulties in determining an appropriate share to allocate to Scotland for some components of revenue such as corporation tax.