HC Deb 14 April 2003 vol 403 c541W
Mr. Prisk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of UK housing stock will benefit from stamp duty exemption in enterprise areas. [107674]

John Healey

The relief from stamp duty in disadvantaged areas has already benefited thousands of house-buyers and businesses since it was introduced on 30 November 2001 for all properties where the consideration does not exceed £150,000. The Inland Revenue estimates that around 4 per cent, of all transactions in UK residential property had claimed this relief in the period between implementation of the relief and 31 January 2003.

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