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Valuation Office Agency

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 845W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the total cost to the public purse was of each foreign visit; how many staff went on each visit; and what the (a) purpose and (b) destination was of each visit. (116202)

[holding answer 16 January 2007]: Two destinations were regrettably omitted from my answer given on 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 854W. Valuation Office Agency (VOA) staff have made 10 foreign visits in the last 12 months and have visited America, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Spain, France, China and Belgium. I am grateful for this opportunity to set the record straight.

The additional detailed information now requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library (a) a copy of the August 2005 HIYA! in-house magazine produced by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and (b) copies of the previous in-house staff magazines produced by the VOA from January 2003 to July 2005. (116203)

[holding answer 16 January 2007]: I have placed in the Library copies of HIYA! and copies of the previous in-house staff magazines produced by the Valuation Office Agency from January 2003 to July 2005.