HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 cc10-1W
54. Mr. Marsh

asked the Attorney-General if he will set up an inquiry into the present procedure for transfer of ownership of houses, with a view to legislation to simplify procedure and reduce the cost of purchase.

The Attorney-General

No. The only way in which the transfer of ownership of house property can be simplified is by an extension of the system of registration of title. This is proceeding as rapidly as possible, but is bound to take time. In these circumstances I do not consider that an inquiry would serve any useful purpose.