Orders of the Day — Land Commission

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Niall MacDermot Mr Niall MacDermot , Derby North 12:00 am, 24th July 1968

However many times the hon. Member for Cheadle (Dr. Winstanley) intervenes, and we always like hearing from him, he would still be wrong on this point. What was being discussed was the cost of collecting the levy. The figure quoted by the hon. Member for Hornsey (Mr. Rossi) was about £2½ million. I assure the hon. Gentleman that that figure includes both the apportioned costs of the Land Commission itself attributable to the levy and the costs of services provided by other Departments, which includes those services provided by the Inland Revenue. The fig ares, taken from the Civil Estimates, for 1968–69, are as follows: Land Commission, £1·3 million; other Government Departments, £1·2 million; total £2·5 million. I hope that that answers the point which was worrying the hon. Gentleman, even though he did not have the chance to make it.