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Valuation Office: Housing

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 194-96W, on housing: construction, (1) which local authorities in the North East have provided details of (a) building control commencement lists and (b) building control completion notices to the Valuation Office Agency; and whether the Valuebill/e-BAR interface was used in each case; (292864)

(2) which local authorities in the North West provide details of (a) building control commencement lists and (b) building control completion notices to the Valuation Office Agency; and whether the Valuebill/e-BAR interface is used in each case;

(3) which local authorities in the South West provide details of (a) building control commencement lists and (b) building control completion notices to the Valuation Office Agency; and whether the Valuebill/e-BAR interface is used in each case.

A table showing which local authorities within the (a) North East, (b) North West and (c) South West regions of England have provided building control commencement lists and building control completion notices to the Valuation Office Agency is shown as follows. The Valuebill/e-BAR interface is not used for the submission of building control commencement lists or building control completion notices.

Billing authority

Commencement notices

Completion notices

(a) North East

Northumberland

No

No

Durham

Yes1

Yes1

Darlington

Yes

Yes

Gateshead

No

Yes

Hartlepool

Yes

No

Middlesbrough

No

No

Newcastle

No

No

North Tyneside

No

No

Redcar and Cleveland

No

No

South Tyneside

No

No

Stockton-on-Tees

No

No

Sunderland

No

Yes

(b) North West

Cheshire West

No

No

Cheshire East and Chester

No

No

Halton

No

No

Knowsley

No

No

Liverpool

No

No

Sefton

No

No

St. Helens

No

No

Warrington

No

No

Wirral

Yes

Yes

Wyre

Yes

Yes

Lancaster

Yes

Yes

Fylde

No

No

Blackpool

No

Yes

Barrow-in-Furness

No

No

Copeland

No

Yes

South Lakeland

No

Yes

Ribble Valley

No

Yes

Preston

No

Yes

Rossendale

No

Yes

Blackburn with Darwen

No

Yes

Pendle

No

Yes

Hyndburn

No

No

Burnley

No

Yes

South Ribble

No

No

Chorley

No

Yes

West Lancashire

No

Yes

Carlisle

Yes

Yes

Eden

No

Yes

Allerdale

No

Yes

Bolton

Yes

Yes

Oldham

Yes

Yes

Tameside

Yes

Yes

Manchester

Yes

Yes

Trafford

No

Yes

Salford

No

Yes

Stockport

No

Yes

Rochdale

No

Yes

Bury

No

Yes

Wigan

No

Yes

(c) South West

Bristol

Yes

Yes

Banes

No

No

South Gloucester

Yes

Yes

North Somerset

No

No

Cheltenham

No

No

Cotswold

Yes

Yes

Forest of Dean

Yes

Yes

Gloucester City

No

No

Stroud

No

No

Tewkesbury

No

Yes

Kennet

No

No

North Wiltshire

No

No

Salisbury

Yes

No

West Wiltshire

Yes

No

Swindon

No

No

Cornwall

No

No

Isles of Scilly

No

No

Christchurch

Yes

Yes

Bournemouth

Yes

Yes

Poole

Yes

Yes

West Dorset

Yes

Yes

Weymouth and Portland

Yes

Yes

North Dorset

Yes

Yes

Purbeck

Yes

Yes

Plymouth

Yes

Yes

West Devon

Yes

Yes

South Hams

Yes

Yes

East Devon

Yes

Yes

Exeter

No

No

North Devon

Yes

Yes

Teignbridge

Yes

Yes

Mid Devon

Yes

Yes

Torridge

No

Yes

Torbay

Yes

Yes

Mendip

Yes

Yes

Sedgemoor

No

Yes

Taunton Deane

Yes

Yes

West Somerset

Yes

No

South Somerset

Yes

Yes

1 Some of the former BAs which make up this unitary authority do, but not all