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Volume 649: debated on Thursday 16 November 1961

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asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the gross national product is represented by taxes collected by central and local government combined in the United Kingdom; what information he has, through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, of the comparable per-

Direct taxesSocial Security contributionsIndirect taxesTotal
United Kingdom1241532
Federal Republic of Germany11111739
United States of America1641030