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Housing: Databases

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 371W, on housing: databases, how many (a) dwellings, (b) composite hereditaments and (c) hereditaments in England have been allocated a unique address reference number by the Valuation Office Agency. (323314)

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All entries in rating lists and council tax valuation lists have unique address reference numbers. Dwellings are shown in the valuation lists; non-domestic properties in the rating lists and mixed properties (known as composites) usually have an entry in both.

The latest figures released show there are, in England, approximately 22.8 million entries in council tax valuation lists, of which, some 280,000 are composite dwellings. There are approximately 1.7 million entries in rating lists in England.