HC Deb 19 April 1982 vol 22 c15W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what level the threshold for the exemption of the conveyance of owner-occupied dwellings from stamp duty would need to be increased to take account of increases in house prices since the threshold was increased (a) in 1974 and (b) in 1980.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

[pursuant to his reply, 8 April 1982, c. 449]: The threshold for exemption from stamp duty applied to transfers of all property other than stocks and shares, and conveyances of owner-occupied dwellings are not treated distinctively. On the basis of the most recent Building Societies Association figures available showing the movement of average house prices, the 1974 threshold of £15,000 would need to be increased to £32,900 and the 1980 threshold of £20,000 to £20,800.