HC Deb 22 May 1884 vol 288 cc994-5

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether his attention has been called to the Report of the Land Transfer Commissioners "as to whether the Middlesex Registry should be continued or abolished," in which they observe as follows:— On this point we have thought it necessary to examine only three witnesses. All agree in saying that the Registry causes a great increase of trouble and expense, affords no additional security or other advantage, and ought not to be continued. We entirely concur in this opinion, and recommend that from as early a date as possible the Registry should be closed as regards the registration of deeds executed after that date; whether it is now proposed that this Registry shall be established as a Government Department; and, whether, if the Middlesex Registry of Deeds Bill should become Law, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to convert that Registry of Memorials into a Registry of Titles?


, in reply, said, these Questions were of an argumentative character, and he should prefer not to answer them until the Bill was again before the House for discussion.