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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 12 May 2008, Official Report, column 1425W, on council tax: valuation; what data sources are used to value newly built homes for council tax purposes. (211655)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given by the then Minister for Local Government the hon. Member for Oldham, East and Saddleworth (Mr. Woolas) to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) on 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1596-97W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research (a) his Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency have commissioned on council tax revaluation in the last 12 months from (i) within his Department and its agencies and (ii) external bodies. (211923)