Oral Answers to Questions — Taxation and Expenditure.

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Sir S. ROBERTS:

41.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the taxation and expenditure per head in 1921.

TAXATION AND EXPENDITURE PER HEAD.
Unit of CurrencyTaxation per head.Expenditure per head.
1921.1913.1921.1913.
United Kingdom£20.43.524.33.7
FranceFrancs472.484.5Recoverable under Peace Treaty.390.7
Other536.3113.3
Total927.0113.3
ItalyLire270.753.8553.068.4
United States of America.Dollar32.16.833.07.4
GermanyMarks1,033.231.34,216.152.2

for the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the United States, and Germany compared with the year 1913, in the form as given to the House on 3rd March, 1921?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

The statement is in tabular form, and, with my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPOBT.

Sir S. ROBERTS:

Will my right hon. Friend bring the figures into the same denomination, say American dollars, so that Members of this House and the country may see exactly how we stand in comparison with other countries in the matter of taxation and expenditure?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I would remind my lion. Friend that, while I can translate all the various currencies into what they represent externally in sterling, it is impossible to give the House the precise value of their various currencies in their own country, and that, after all, is the important thing.

Photo of Sir John Marriott Sir John Marriott , Oxford

Will the return be translated?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

It is a mere matter of calculation. I shall translate them into sterling at the present market rate of the various countries.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Martin Archer-Shee Lieut-Colonel Martin Archer-Shee , Finsbury

Could the right hon. Gentleman also translate it into sterling at the pre-War rate, which is more stable?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

That, is a calculation which can be made by hon. Gentlemen themselves, but, if desired, I can also do that.

Following is the statement referred to: