§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in the light of the additional burden caused by stamp duty to 405W 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.