Stamp Duty (Temporary Provisions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:57 pm on 20th January 1992.

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Photo of Mrs Llin Golding Mrs Llin Golding , Newcastle-under-Lyme 11:57 pm, 20th January 1992

My remarks are relevant because the relief on stamp duty is intended to encourage people to buy homes.

The building industry seems to be closing all over the country, at a time when homes are needed. Where is the necessary production to take place? The same is happening in the ceramic industry. In Scotland, Armitage Shanks is closing, with attendant job losses, and the industry is also suffering in north Staffordshire. Industries do not start up again simply because of a change in Government policy.