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Citizens Charter

The Citizen’s Stake in the Country

A truly citizens’ charter would include our obligations and rights in respect of land. We think these clauses should be included:

“Every citizen has equal right to the land surface of the United Kingdom, to the territorial waters about it and to the air space above it, and shall have an equal share in the natural resources thereof.”

“This to be secured by requiring all who wish to have the privilege of exclusive occupancy of any portion to the national territory to compensate the remainder of the community by annual payment to the Crown of a sum assessed as representing the full unimproved rent for the land (or natural resource) in question.”

“The total yield of such rents is to be the first source of revenue for the public administration and the surplus (if any) is to be disbursed to all citizens per capita.”