Mr. Wm Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the reasons for the delay in bringing into operation the Land Registration Act (N.I.) 1970; and when he expects the Act to be in operation.
§ Mr. Mason
The Land Registration Act 1970 made provision for a Land Registry Rules Committee to recommend the practice and procedure to be followed in the Land Registry and generally for giving effect to the Act. The Committee made188W recommendations this month and I hope the Act can be brought into operation as early as possible next year. Part of the Act relating to the Statutory Charges Register has, of course, been in operation for some years.