HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 c2586W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that a great impetus to house building has been given in New York as a result of legislation for rating and taxation of land values; and if he will introduce similar legislation here, as requested by several municipal authorities in this country?


I am not aware that house building in New York has received an impetus in consequence of the imposition of a tax on land values. As regards the second point, I can only refer to the reply given by the Prime Minister last week to a question by the hon. Member for North Dorset (Mr. Emlyn Jones).