HC Deb 17 December 1968 vol 775 cc316-7W
Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what consideration he has given to cases of hardship arising out of the operation of the Betterment Levy in the case of people who bought single plots between 22nd September, 1965 and 6th April, 1967; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

On 10th April my right hon. Friend announced a concession by which the purchasers of single house plots during this period could have the benefit of the price they paid for the plot as their base value when levy is calculated, and on 22nd July he announced a further concession by which those who had bought plots for any purpose can use the purchase price as base value up to a maximum of £2,500. Cases previously assessed are now being re-examined and fresh assessments made.