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Housing Data Warehouse

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1354W, on the Housing Data Warehouse, whether the council tax valuation list data being provided by the Valuation Office Agency will include the details of the council tax banding of (a) individual properties, (b) neighbourhoods/market areas, (c) super-output areas and (d) sub-sets thereof. (129266)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 20 February 2007, Official Report, column 582W, on the Housing Data Warehouse, (1) what the estimated (a) set-up costs and (b) running costs are of the Housing Data Warehouse; (129267)

(2) which Departments and Government agencies will have access to the Housing Data Warehouse;

(3) what the live date is for the Housing Data Warehouse.

The estimated costs of the Housing Data Warehouse are £9,000 for set up and £3,000 annual running costs. These are negligible because it runs on the existing IT infrastructure.

The Housing Data Warehouse will be directly accessible only from within Communities and Local Government. There are no plans to extend direct access to other Government Departments.

In respect of the data contained in the Housing Data Warehouse I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) on 8 November 2007, Official Report, column 1571W.