HC Deb 09 February 1938 vol 331 c1057W
Sir M. Sueter

asked the Attorney-General whether the mapping surveys of any areas have been completed since 1st December, 1937, so that additional initiating orders under Section 120 of the Land Registry Act, 1925, may be put into operation; and, if no surveys have been completed, will he give the date of the completion of the last surveys and state which are the departments concerned and the reasons for the delay since the date of the last completion?

The Attorney-General

No surveys have been completed for the Land Registry since 1st December, 1937. The last survey undertaken for the Land Registry was completed in October, 1936. My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that the making of the Middlesex Order has imposed a great deal of extra work on the Registry. So far as the future is concerned, my Noble Friend is considering how far and to what extent it may be possible to make further Orders in the absence of recent surveys.