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Domestic Rates

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received about the revaluation of domestic rates in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months. (99521)

Representations to the Government on the domestic rating reforms in the past 12 months have included responses to a consultation on the draft Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, as well as to other more targeted consultations on individual aspects of the reforms. In addition, the Government have met with political parties, other Government agencies, local government organisations, representatives of the community and voluntary sector, and other stakeholders to discuss the reforms.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the co-efficient values given to each of the property attributes for window glazing are in the Valuation and Lands Agency's calibrated Multiple Regression formula used in the domestic rates revaluation in Northern Ireland. (99553)

In Northern Ireland window glazing was not value significant in any of the models used by the Valuation and Lands Agency and hence no co-efficient value was given to it.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of domestic properties in Northern Ireland are classified by the Valuation and Lands Agency with property attribute codes of (a) SG-Wood, (b) SG-PVC, (c) SG-Metal, (d) DG-Wood, (e) DG-PVC and (f) DG-Metal. (99829)

The information requested is set out in the table.

Window type

Number of properties

Percentage of total

(a) SG-Wood

442

0.0615

(b) SG-PVC

166

0.0231

(c) SG-Metal

42

0.0058

(d) DG-Wood

612

0.0852

(e) DG-PVC

10,614

1.4768

(f) DG-Metal

4

0.0006

Not recorded

706,839

98.3471