HC Deb 20 February 1893 vol 8 cc1865-6
MR. RENTOUL (Down, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a complete block has taken place in the administration of "The Local Registration of Title (Ireland) Act, 1891," caused by the insufficient legal and clerical assistance in the Central Office in Dublin, owing to the refusal of the Treasury to provide funds, and also to the fact that, although the Act has been in operation since 1st January, 1892, no payment has been received by any of the local registering authorities; and whether, having regard to these circumstances, the Government contemplate taking any steps; and, if so, what, to remedy such a state of things?


The Treasury has not refused any application for funds to provide legal or clerical assistance in the Central Registry of Titles in Dublin. For the payment of the local registering authorities a sum of £8,500 was provided in the Estimates of the current year; but the actual payment has been deferred until experience had been had of the amount of work caused by the Local Registration Act in the various local registering districts.