§ Mr. Paget
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he is aware that a large number of building plots are still being sold at prices which do not allow for a development charge, and that this charge is coming as a surprise to purchasers; and whether he will take steps to see that purchasers are warned.
§ Mr. Silkin
The Central Land Board and I have taken every opportunity to warn purchasers of land for building that, unless the development charge is to be paid by the seller, they should not pay more than existing use value. The Board have now issued a short pamphlet called "House 1," which contains advice to buyers and sellers of land for building. I have sent my hon. Friend a copy, and I have also arranged for a supply to be placed in the Vote Office and the Library.