§ MR. MURPHY (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury why it is that deeds cannot now be registered as heretofore on the day they are presented at the Registry of Deeds Office, Dublin, but must be left in the comparing room and called for next day, and then produced in the Registration Office; and as this entails an additional attendance on solicitors, and encumbrancers and purchasers are liable to lose priority owing to this new procedure, he would explain to the House what was the reason for its adoption?
§ SIR H. MAXWELL
I am informed by the Registrar that there has been no change of practice or regulation. Deeds are now, as heretofore, registered on the day they are presented to the Registrar, but they cannot be presented to him until they have been duly compared as the law requires. Where deeds are brought to the Office late in the day, it is sometimes impossible to complete the work of comparison before the Office is closed, but in such cases the deeds left over have precedence the next day, and if they are found to be correct they are presented to the Registrar and registered on the same day.