Stamp Duty (Temporary Provisions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:19 pm on 20th January 1992.

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Photo of Mr Bob Cryer Mr Bob Cryer , Bradford South 10:19 pm, 20th January 1992

When we debated the Ways and Means resolutions that were the legislative underpinning for this Bill, the hon. Member for Faversham (Mr. Moate), a Conservative Member of Parliament, made the very point that my hon. Friend has just made—that the Bill will be a disincentive against entering the housing market after its provisions end. He pleaded with the Government to assure him that the cutting of stamp duty would continue after August. Therefore, I was surprised when the hon. Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Smith) stabbed one of his hon. Friends in the back, and made such sneering remarks.