HC Deb 17 February 1908 vol 184 cc436-7
MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the results of the single tax on land values as applied to local taxation in Queensland as stated in Cd. 3890, and in particular to the statement of the Under Secretary to the Treasury that the exemption of improvement from taxation has a tendency to encourage building operations; and whether he intends to consider this side of the question in the Housing Bill he proposes to introduce.


I have seen the paper and statement referred to. I am afraid I must defer giving any information respecting the Bill to amend the Housing of the Working Classes Acts until the Bill is introduced.