HC Deb 14 May 1934 vol 289 c1453

asked the Attorney-General whether he will invite county councils and other authorities to apply to the Privy Council for an order under the Land Registration Acts so as to enable the public to avail themselves of an extension of the facilities granted by His Majesty's Land Registry in the manner now applicable to the administrative county of London and certain provincial districts in relation to the sale and purchase of land?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Donald Somervell)

I do not think that any useful purpose will be served by the issue of such an invitation to local authorities as my hon. Friend suggests. The councils concerned are, in my belief, already fully aware of their powers under the Land Registration Act, 1925. The Lord Chancellor has under his consideration the question of what steps should be taken in view of the fact that on the 1st January, 1936, it will become possible to take steps in this matter without any request from a county council.