HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 c32W
100. Mr. Finlay

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will make a statement as to the proposals of Her Majesty's Government respecting the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, with special reference to the development charge.

105. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if, in view of the fact that many would-be house builders are deterred from starting by uncertainty over the future of development charges, he can give an assurance now that any changes in the rate of development charge for residential building will be made retrospective.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend would ask my hon. Friends to await the Government's proposals which, as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has stated, they hope to present to the House before the end of the month. Meanwhile, no one should assume that any change in the future incidence of development charge would be accompanied by a refund of moneys already paid.

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