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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of dwellings have one or more (a) dwelling house and (b) significant code assigned to them on the Valuation Office Agency's property database for council tax valuations and revaluations. (317852)

I refer the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst to the answer given on 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 142W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notification changes with code CL26 have been made to the Valuation Office Agency's council tax list in 2009-10 to date. (317853)

The total number of notification changes from 1 April 2009 to 11 February 2010 with code CL26 was 29,572 representing 0.1 per cent. of the dwellings in valuation lists for England and Wales.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 840W, on council tax: valuation, how many times the Valuation Office Agency has reduced the council tax band of a dwelling due to the presence of a nearby Traveller encampment in the last three months. (317574)

This information cannot be provided other than at disproportionate cost. Although all changes to council tax bands are entered on the Valuation Office Agency's (VOA's) computer system, this cannot be interrogated to establish the precise reasons why a change in council tax band has occurred. The reasons can only be established by examining each record in turn.