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Part of Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart Conservative, Brentwood and Ongar 6:45 pm, 19th November 2018

I have no doubt that a cut in stamp duty will help homebuyers across the country, in his constituency and in mine. I am lucky to represent a constituency in Essex, near London. Our area has much to recommend it, but the price of housing is high. We are going through a programme of home building, reflecting the Government’s broader ambitions. I know from knocking on doors and speaking to young people and their parents that it is difficult to get on that housing ladder. Every incremental improvement that this Government can make on things such as stamp duty helps to make the dream of home ownership a reality for those young people and their families.