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Seaton Delaval Hall

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what response time has been agreed between the District Valuer and HM Revenue and Customs to assess the value of the Seaton Delaval Hall estate for the purpose of offers in lieu. (283269)

Under the terms of the Service Level Agreement between Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency the target is to report formal inheritance tax cases within an average of 80 working days but complex cases can take longer. The district valuer is giving this particular case urgent attention.