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Valuation Office Agency: Rightmove

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1226W, on the Valuation Office Agency: Rightmove, whether the initial contract between the Valuation Office Agency and Rightmove has now ended; and whether a decision to extend the contract has been made by the Valuation Office Agency; (211831)

(2) what the status of the contract between the Valuation Office Agency and Rightmove.co.uk plc is.

No contract exists between the Valuation Office Agency and Rightmove. The contract in question is between Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Rightmove.co.uk Ltd.

While no further payments are required, the benefits of access to Rightmove’s historic records by the Valuation Office Agency, as provided for in the initial contract, remain in place. No decision has been made on extending the contract.