To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates would be the cost to the Treasury of providing tax relief for first-time buyers on their mortgages at double the present rate of relief, at current prices.
I regret that information on mortgage interest relief for first-time buyers is not available.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost to the Treasury of mortgage tax relief for the years 1987, 1988 and 1989.
Estimates for financial years are as follows:
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