HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 cc393-4W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has made regarding the imposition of infrastructure charges on the development of private houses ; what consultations he is having about it ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rippon

The proposals set out in paragraphs 23 and 24 of the White Paper "Widening the Choice : the Next Steps in Housing" (Command 5280) on ways of securing contributions by developers towards the cost of services provided by public authorities have been discussed with a wide range of interested bodies including the local authority associations and representatives of the house building industry. We are considering the points made in the discussions.