§ 57. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many Commons Commissioners have been appointed; how many disputes and claims to ownership remain to be heard by them; how long they are likely to take to complete their hearings and whether he intends to appoint any more commissioners.
§ Mr. Marks
Responsibility for appointing Commons Commissioners rests with my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor. At present there are three full-time and one part-time Commissioners and efforts are being made to recruit more. Some 26,400 disputed registrations and 4,800 claims to ownership remain to be heard and, given the present complement of Commissioners, this is expected to take another 10–12 years.