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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency maintains data on the capital value of each domestic property in Wales. (142359)

Yes. In so far as this is required to help it undertake its functions to provide valuation advice under Section 10 of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 and as part of its duties to compile and maintain the Council Tax Valuation Lists in Wales.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency’s internal guidance on using the Property Details Application via its intranet site. (142363)

The Property Details work aid, which is available on the Valuation Office Agency’s intranet site, is internal technical instructions on how to link data in their various computer applications. It is not appropriate to place these documents in the Library.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telescopic views the Valuation Office Agency has purchased in the last 36 months; and at what cost. (143651)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what external data sources are used to supplement, compile or validate the Valuation Office Agency’s property attribute database for domestic properties, other than its paper-based records. (143749)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Minister of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government on 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1596-97W.