§ Mr. Michael Stewart
asked the Attorney-General whether he will introduce legislation to seek to simplify the process of buying and selling houses.
§ Mr. Arthur Davidson
The process of conveyancing is already being simplified by the extension of the system of compulsory registration of title on sale: the system extends to areas comprising about 75 per cent. of the population of England and Wales and it is hoped to cover the remaining areas within about the next eight years. In addition, my noble Friend will be considering conveyancing law and practice in the light of recommendations to be made by the Law Commission about registration of title and by the Royal Commission on Legal Services about the role of the legal profession in conveyancing.