HC Deb 24 December 1929 vol 233 cc2128-9W

asked the Attorney-General what progress has been made in the extension of the voluntary use by the public of the facilities for land registration offered by His Majesty's Land Registry; and will he say what steps are taken from time to time by the Chief Land Registrar to induce estate agents to notify purchasers when property changes hands of the facilities afforded by the Land Registry?


The number of first registrations in voluntary areas increased from 113 in 1913 to 585 in 1924 and 1,806 in 1928, the last year for which statistics are at present available. For further details I would refer the hon. Member to the Chief Land Registrar's Report to the Lord Chancellor for the financial year 1928–29, published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by adopting the suggestion made in the latter part of the question.

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