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Housing: Valuation

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: valuation, when the boundaries of the localities were last amended or updated. (235867)

Update and amendment of individual locality boundaries occurs frequently on a care and maintenance basis. The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Amendments to localities do not affect current council tax bands.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1393W, on housing: valuation, when the numerical co-efficient values were last amended or updated. (235876)

Update and amendment of individual locality coefficients occur frequently on a care and maintenance basis and do not affect current council tax bands. The information could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many domestic dwellings in England are marked with a property details activity code of (a) 30, (b) 60 and (c) 70 according to the Valuation Office Agency's records. (236184)

These activity codes have been applied to dwellings in England between April 2003 and October 2008:

Code

Number

30

1,205,756

60

1,225,299

70

259,193