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Valuation: ICT

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local billing authorities in England communicate property amendments to the Valuation Office Agency through (a) the Valuebill interface and (b) electronic billing authority reports. (203066)

None, other than by electronic billing authority reports (eBARs).

Between 1 January and 31 December 2007, 148 local authorities in England submitted eBARs to the Valuation Office Agency.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Valuation Office Agency's targets are for local authority take-up of (a) the Valuebill interface and (b) electronic billing authority reports. (203067)

The Valuation Office Agency encourages all authorities to use these facilities but the decision whether to do so rests with them.