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Valuation Office

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 6 May 2008, Official Report, column 829W, on the Valuation Office: Northern Ireland and Property Services, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each of the eight meetings. (258497)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Beckenham (Mrs. Lait) on 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 964W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 348W, on the Valuation Office, what each of the Valuation Office Agency’s (a) regular management meetings and (b) project boards is. (258499)

The Valuation Office Agency:

(a) Does not keep a central record of regular management meetings throughout its organisation. To assemble detailed information would involve disproportionate cost.

(b) Has project boards overseeing the following main activities:

Accommodation rationalisation

Centralisation of routine processing and administrative activities

Electronic capture of hard copy records

Installation of a geographical information system

Update of the information technology platforms (“technical refresh”)

Wireless-enabled technology

Asset valuation software

Non-domestic rating revaluation 2010

Merger between the VOA and The Rent Service