HC Deb 26 July 1967 vol 751 c146W
Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement about the Halliday Report on Conveyancing Legislation and Practice.

Mr. Ross

I have been considering this Report with the Lord Advocate in the light of comments I have received on it from interested organisations. As a result I have decided that there should be an intensive examination of the possibility of major reform of the Scottish system of land tenure itself (the system of land tenure was not of course within the remit of the Halliday Committee). I have authorised officials to enter into consultation with the main bodies concerned with land transactions and conveyancing in Scotland with a view to developing proposals for this purpose, and I shall be consulting the Scottish Law Commission.