HC Deb 26 January 1886 vol 302 c420

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Government will postpone filling up the vacancy which has occurred in the office of Registrar of the Land Registry Office, until the House has had the opportunity of considering the constitution of the Land Registry Office with the view either of abolishing it altogether or of extending its operations, so as to justify the expenditure connected with it?


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the office, of Registrar at the Land Registry Office with a salary of £2,500 per annum, has become vacant; whether the business of the said office is very slight; and, whether Government will abstain from filling it up until it can be ascertained whether said office can be abolished without inconvenience to public interests?


The duties of the Office of Land Registrar will be provided for without any fresh appointment. My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor has introduced a Bill in "another place" to enable the necessary provisional arrangements to be made; and we hope that this House will assent to that Bill as rapidly as possible.