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Valuation Office: Contracts

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the contract between the Valuation Office Agency and Rightmove. (124472)

The contract is between HMRC, as parent department of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), and Rightmove.co.uk plc. This document is commercially confidential and cannot be placed in the public domain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason the Valuation Office Agency decided to sign the contract with Rightmove for a specific period of 34 months with the 12 month option to extend. (124473)

Information connected with the contract between HMRC, parent department of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), and Rightmove.co.uk plc is commercially confidential and cannot be placed in the public domain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Valuation Office Agency paid to Rightmove.co.uk plc in each year since 2004-05. (124477)

I refer the hon. Member to the Valuation Office Agency’s published Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06, available on the VOA’s website. Total payments for the years 2004-05 and 2005-06 are shown at page 62 under ‘Other Operating Costs’ against the cost head of ‘Data capture’. Information for the year 2006-07 is not yet available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what area of the UK Rightmove is supplying the Valuation Office Agency with property information. (124478)

Information accessible by the Valuation Office Agency on Rightmove.co.uk’s archive database covers England only.