HC Deb 07 November 1934 vol 293 cc1004-5
73. Mr. THORNE

asked the Attorney-General the grades and the wages paid per grade to the staff employed in the Land Registry Office in Lincoln's Inn Fields; and the profits of the Land Registry Office for the past three years?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Donald Somervell)

In reply to the first part of the question, I beg to refer the hon. Member to the detailed Estimates presented to Parliament (Class 111-8) where complete particulars are given of the grades and the wages paid per grade. As regards the second part of the question, the receipts of the Land Registry Office in the years ending 31st March, 1931, 1932 and 1933 exceeded the expenses by the following amounts:—

1931 44,287
1932 30,973
1933 50,458
The above figures relate to the Land Registry Office as a whole including the Middlesex Deeds Registry and the Land Charges and Agricultural Credits Department, and not merely to the Land Registration Department.


Can the hon. and learned Gentleman say whether the staff in question had a reduction in their pay in 1930, and, if so, whether the reduction has been restored?


I should like notice of that question. As the hon. Member knows, the wages of the staff of the Land Registry are fixed, as are the wages of other civil servants, according to the conditions and regulations in force at the time.