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Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many pleasure piers were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010; (319002)

(2) how many Traveller camp pitches in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(3) how many public libraries in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(4) how many premises of law courts in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(5) how many zoos in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(6) how many lap dancing venues in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(7) how many public telephone boxes in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(8) how many nightclubs and discotheques in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(9) how many supermarkets with a floor area of over 2,500 square metres in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(10) how many public conveniences in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(11) how many drive-in and drive-through restaurants in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(12) how many Post Offices in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(13) how many petrol filling stations in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010;

(14) how many (a) casinos and gambling clubs and (b) bingo halls in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2010.

For the number of properties on the list in 1997, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 232W.

For the number of property types on the list in 2010, I refer the hon. Member to the statistical release titled “Non-domestic rateable values: 2010 Local Ratings Lists - England and Wales” published on 18 December 2009. A copy of this statistical release is available at the following link:

http://www.voa.gov.uk/publications/statistical_releases/VOA_Statistics_Release_Final.pdf