In the last five years the following research projects have been both (a) initiated and (b) commissioned by the Valuation Office Agency:
Development and Implementation of an Automated Valuation Model (AVM)
Joint research into the development of a definitive address database within Government (ACACIA)
[holding answer 16 January 2007]: Valuation Office Agency (VOA) staff have made seven visits to Hong Kong in the last five years. One visit was to a property tax conference. The remainder were to the Rating and Valuation Department, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region). This destination was inadvertently omitted from my answer on 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 854W.