HC Deb 30 November 1999 vol 340 c172W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what policy options are available to him to dampen house price increases. [100575]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The abolition of MIRAS from next April, higher rates of stamp duty for properties over £250,000, and the Government's new macro-economic framework will contribute to stability in the housing market.