HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 cc157-8W
75. Mr. Follick

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for some part of the £300 million assigned for compensation in development charges to be used for repayment to people who have already paid their development charge on a private house that they have built for their own occupation.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. The Government do not propose to repay development charges as such, but if a person who has paid charge holds an admitted claim on the £300 million he will be paid up to the amount of the charge with interest, provided that that does not exceed the claim. If he does not hold a claim, there may in certain circumstances be a balance due to him after the holder of the claim has been satisfied.