§ 73. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the concession in favour of owners of single house plots is limited to those who start to build a house on their plot before 1st January, 1953; and whether he will give an assurance that the case of those who are prevented from starting before that date because they cannot obtain a licence will receive further consideration.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The arrangements to which the hon. Member refers allow the owner of a single plot who starts to build before 1st January, 1953, to set off development charge against his claim on the £300 million. This rate was selected because the £300 million has to be distributed before 1st July, 1953, and a few months will be needed for the administrative arrangements. The claims of single plot owners who cannot start to build by 1st January, 1953, will receive further consideration when the scheme for distributing the £300 million is being prepared.