§ MR. EGERTON HUBBARD (Bucks, N.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Her Majesty's Government would consider the best means of cheapening the legal cost of title to, and transfer of land, with the view of helping the artizans and agricultural labourers of the Country to rise to the position of landowners?
§ SIR SAMUEL WILSON (Portsmouth)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Government propose, during the ensuing Session of Parliament, to bring in a Bill to provide for a cheaper and more expeditious system of land transfer such as has been found to be advantageous in the Australian Colonies?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Lord RANDOLPH CHURCHILL) (Paddington, S.)
When I saw these Questions on the Paper I communicated with my noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor, and he has authorized me to give the following reply:—That it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce next Session a measure which will have for its object the cheapening of the cost and the increasing of facilities for the transfer of land. Should it be successful in attaining that object, it would, doubtless, facilitate the acquirement of land by those to whom the legal costs and difficulties of transfer have hitherto been an impediment.