§ Mr. C. Osborne
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in excess of £200 million per annum the oil industry of the United Kingdom contributes to the public revenue; how much is produced by other industries in the form of various contributions to the public revenue; and if he will take steps to ensure the continuance of this source of national income, notwithstanding considerations affecting other sources of energy.
§ Mr. Barber
It is not the practice to disclose the tax liabilities of individual industries. The Blue Book on National Income and Expenditure shows that the total amount of direct United Kingdom taxation falling on company reserves in 1959 was £956 million, but this, of course, covers a substantially wider field than manufacturing industry.