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Valuation Office: Visits Abroad

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1057W, on HM Revenue and Customs: visits abroad, which overseas destinations were visited by Valuation Office Agency staff in the last 24 months; how many visits were made to each destination; what the purpose was of each visit; and what the cost was to the public purse of such visits. (192194)

In the last 24 months, VOA staff have visited America, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Spain, France, China, Belgium, Finland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Lithuania, Ireland and Hong Kong on official business.

More detailed information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.