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Valuation Office: Rightmove

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2008, Official Report, column 509W, on Valuation Office: Rightmove, if he will make it his policy not to extend the contract for a further 12 months. (178658)

This is an operational decision for the Valuation Office Agency, who should continue to gather, in the most cost-effective way, the data it requires to perform its statutory functions.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the data that the Valuation Office Agency collects from using the market comparable reporting tool include data derived from the Rightmove automated valuation model database. (183268)

The Valuation Office Agency only has access to the information which was freely available to the public while a property was being advertised for sale on the Rightmove web site.