Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Scotland (Taxation) on 22nd March 1989.
Mr. Wheeler To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give his best estimate on the most recent information available as to the annual amount of direct and indirect taxation raised in Scotland; and what is the annual total of central Government and local government expenditure there for a similar period.
Mr. Major For the latest information on identifiable Scottish public expenditure I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Boothferry (Mr. Davis) on 25 October 1988 at columns 120–29.The latest available information on income tax in Scotland for 1986–87 amounts to £3,250 million. In the same year national insurance contributions are estimated to have amounted to £2,121 million, and local authority rates (excluding water rates) paid in Scotland totalled £1,653 million. Figures for remaining major elements of direct taxation and for indirect taxation are not collected on a regional basis.