HC Deb 12 May 1953 vol 515 cc1050-1
41. Mr. Remnant

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will consider giving permission to owners of post-war privately-built houses to sell at the district valuer's valuation based on current prices, where the owner-occupier has to move for the purpose of his employment.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I am considering this question, but am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Mr. Remnant

Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that, despite the increase in building which is lessening the gap, it is a hardship for a man who has to move to have to pay the vacant possession price in the area to which he is going and receive the limited price in the area which he is leaving?

Mr. Macmillan

Yes, Sir, I am considering that.