HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2284W

asked the Attorney-General whether his attention had been called to the fact that on the 26th April last a special general meeting of the Law Society passed a resolution declaring that the experimental working of compulsory registration of title in the county of London since January, 1899, has proved that the system is complicated, dilatory, and costly, and alleging that the Amendments recommended by the Report of the Royal Commission on Land Transfer are not calculated to and cannot remove defects which are fundamental; and whether the Privy Council will now consider the expediency of revoking the Order applying compulsion to the county of London under the power given to the council by the Land Transfer Act, 1897, Section 20, Sub-section (4)?


My attention was not called to the resolution referred to, and I must not be taken to agree with its tenour or with its representation of the Report of the Royal Commission. I think it unlikely that the Privy Council will move in the way suggested, for which the Royal Commission made no recommendation.