Taxation, Belligerent Countries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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asked the Prime Minister to give the figures of the taxation per head of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and the United States; and whether any representation has been made to Germany to increase her taxes in order to provide funds towards reparations?


With the hon. Member's, permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement containing the information asked for in the first part of the question. In reply to the second part of the question, partly as the outcome of representations made by the Reparation Commission, the German Government has submitted to the Reparation Commission a full statement on the subject of taxation in Germany and on the comparative burden of taxation in Germany, England and France in relation to taxable capacity. I understand that this statement is being carefully examined by the Reparation Commission.


What is the relative taxation per head in Germany and in this country?

YearAmount.Per Head.
United Kingdom1921–22£964,000,000£20 8s. 10d.
Germany1921–22Marks 61,991,000,000Marks 1033.2
1922–23Marks 96,627,000,000Marks 1610.5
France1922Francs 22,421,000,000Francs 571.8
Italy1921–22Lire 10,320,000,000Lire 270.7
United States1921–22$3,489,500,000$ 32.1
1922–23$2,941,000,000$ 27.1
Russia—Tax Revenue for the nine months January to September, 1922 (the normal budget year dates from 1st October), is estimated at 290,000,000 gold roubles (2.22 gold roubles per head).