§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what share of the United Kingdom national income was taken by wages and salaries in 1970 ; and what were the comparable figures for France and West Germany.
§ Mr. Higgins
The latest information available is given in the table below, based on returns made to O.E.C.D. and the latest published figures for the United Kingdom. The shares shown are affected by differences in the shares of income of independent traders.
PERCENTAGE SHARES IN NATIONAL INCOME (*) Wages and salaries(†) Income from employment (‡) United Kingdom 1970 75.2 78.7 1969 73.5 76.8 France 1969 48.8 62.5 West Germany 1969 56.8 65.2 (*) Net national product at factor cost. (†) Including pay and allowances of the armed forces and employers' contributions to superannuation schemes. (‡) Including also employers' contributions to social security but excluding income of independent traders.