Holiday Villas

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1974.

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Photo of Mr Phillip Whitehead Mr Phillip Whitehead , Derby North 12:00 am, 17th January 1974

The Minister has seen a copy of the letter which is being sent to my constituents in Derby by the firm of Slater Barwick. It is a blatant invitation to use public money granted in tax relief on mortgages or second mortgages for the purpose of constructing holiday villas abroad. What possible place is there for parasitic firms of this kind in what is supposed to be a time of national crisis?