HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 c85
MR. REMNANT (Finsbury, Holborn)

To ask Mr. Attorney General whether, in view of the fact that possessory titles to land which are now being registered under the Order in Council applying the compulsory provisions of the Land Transfer Act, 1897, to the County of London cannot mature into absolute titles, he will consider the expediency of suspending the further registration of possessory titles until a scheme for facilitating the registration of absolute titles can be formulated.

(Answered by Sir Robert Finlay.) This question has been considered, and it is not thought desirable to suspend the further registration of possessory titles. I may remind my hon. and learned friend of the Order of 10th February of this year, under the Land Transfer Act, for facilitating applications for the registration of absolute titles; and, although the Act does not provide that possessory titles shall mature into absolute titles, it is considered that their registration should not be suspended, as they will in the future occupy an advantageous position with reference to further registration which is now under consideration.