HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1846W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the effect upon the provision of houses in all parts of the United Kingdom of the Land Value Duties; and whether, as the collection of these duties has cost about £500,000 more than the entire revenue, he will consider the advisability of abolishing them immediately, and thereby facilitate the solution of the housing problem?


As I announced in my Budget statement, this subject is being referred to a Select Committee of this House, and I propose to await their Report before taking action.