HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 c381W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is satisfied with the progress of registration of common land, bearing in mind that the free period for making application ends on 30th June, 1968, after which applicants will usually incur a registration fee of £5; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Skeffington

Just over a half of the commons have been registered so far. This is fair progress, but an intensified effort from local authorities, societies and private persons is required during the next few months, and my right hon. Friend is asking local authorities to give further publicity to this. An application made after 30th June will not incur a fee if, before that date, the applicant gives the registration authority the simple notice on Form 5 of his intention to make an application.