HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc404-5W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in the light of the additional burden caused by stamp duty to those buying houses, as he will raise the starting rate for duty to £25,000.

Mr. Speller

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider either reducing the rate of stamp duty on private house purchases or increasing the level at which stamp duty becomes payable from its present free limit of £15,000.

Mr. Peter Rees

My right hon. and learned Friend will bear the matter in mind when preparing his Budget proposals next year.

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