§ MR. GREER
said, he would beg to ask the Attorney General, whether he proposes to introduce a Bill during the present or the next Session of Parliament, for the Registration of Titles to Property in Land; and whether any such Bill will be in accordance with the Report of the Commissioners appointed to consider that subject, which has lately been submitted to Parliament; and also, whether provision will be made for continuing the benefit of a Parliamentary Title to purchasers from the Incumbered Estates Court in Ireland, and for adopting the maps of the Ordnance Survey, now completed in that country, as an index to the register of titles in Ireland?
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
said, that the Report of the Commissioners appointed to consider the subject of the Registration of Titles to Property in Land was not presented to Her Majesty until, he believed, four or five weeks ago. It was thought desirable that that Report should be circulated, and that the criticisms of the profession thereon should be obtained, before any steps were taken to embody the recommendations of the Commissioners in a Bill. If he had seen the probability of passing a measure of such great importance during the present Session, he should have been more eager to bring the subject before the House. He trusted, however, that there would still be time to bring in a Bill before Parliament was prorogued, not with any belief that it could be adequately discussed during the remainder of the Session, but merely that it should lie on the table for consideration until next year, when it would be formally presented to this House. The measure would be in accordance with the Report of the Commissioners.