HC Deb 04 March 1999 vol 326 c860W
21. Mr. Townend

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of GDP was represented by all taxes and national insurance in(a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98; and what is his forecast for 1998–99. [72434]

Mr. Milburn

The ratio of net taxes and social security contributions to GDP was 35.4 per cent. in 1996–97 and 36.4 per cent. in 1997–98. The new forecast for 1998–99 will be published on 9 March with the Budget.