§ 38. Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will initiate a study into the possibilities of constructing a complete local authority register of property ownership including surveyors' reports, enabling houses to be purchased and sold through the local authority as a simple log book transaction, thus ensuring that all houses are at the required standard; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Buchan
No. I think it is better to proceed on the principle which the Government have already accepted, that registration of title should be introduced in Scotland as soon as possible. My right hon. Friend hopes to have, by the end of the year, the report by the expert committee which was appointed under Professor Henry to work out the details.