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Valuation Office: Rightmove

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Valuation Office Agency’s Management Board meeting minutes of 19 June 2008, what conclusion the Board reached in relation to (a) the renewal of the Rightmove contract and (b) the use of third party information to support the automated valuation model. (224080)

The Valuation Office Agency Management Board approved further work to identify cost-effective approaches to gathering information to support its work.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1106-07W, on the Valuation Office Agency: Rightmove, what the contractual deadline and timetable are for the Agency to make a decision on whether to extend or continue with the contract. (224084)

The initial term of the contract between Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Rightmove.co.uk Ltd. expired on 31 March 2008. On the question of a timetable for a decision on whether to extend or continue with the contract, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1225W.