§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount collected in tax and national insurance contributions by central Government as a percentage of gross domestic product for each year since 1977–78; and what is his estimate for 1989–90.
§ Mr. Lilley
From 1977–78 to 1988–89 available information is included on the CSO database in the following series (identified by their database codes):
Total CG taxes and NICs (GTEA-ADAB) GDP(A) (CAOB)
On the basis of the Autumn Statement forecast, the percentage for 1989–90 is 33.2.