§ Mr. WALTER REA
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can furnish a statement of the number of deeds, etc., 1502W registered, the number of searches made, the amount of fees received, and the office expenses incurred in respect of the Middlesex Registry of Deeds in each year since 1890?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The information desired as to the number of registrations and searches will be found for the years 1895 to 1907 inclusive in House of Commons Paper No. 154 of 1908, and previous similar Returns regarding the Land Registry. I will furnish the hon. Member with a statement of the amount of fees received, and with an estimate of the expenses incurred by the Middlesex Registry for the year 1907, if he so desires. It would cause a disproportionate amount of trouble to extract a separate statement of the expenses for each year since 1890, as the expenses of the Middlesex Registry have been included in those of the Land Registry as a whole since its amalgamation with the latter in 1892.