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Valuation Office Agency

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Valuation Office Agency document Dwellinghouse coding: An illustrated guide was (a) first published and (b) last amended. (128545)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1596-97W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under what legislation the Valuation Office Agency have the right to retain photographs of the interiors of people's homes; and if she will make a statement. (124814)

[holding answer 13 March 2007]: The Local Government Finance Act 1992 gives listing officers of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) the statutory responsibility to compile valuation lists in England and Wales for council tax purposes. Information is necessarily retained in order that the VOA can carry out its functions.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures her Department has in place to ensure that photographs taken by the Valuation Office Agency do not infringe on personal privacy rights; and if she will make a statement. (124815)

[holding answer 13 March 2007]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1596-97W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2007 to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 1328W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether the Information Commissioner has provided advice or guidance on the contract with Rightmove. (127113)