HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 cc202-3W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the average length of time required by the Land Registry in Northern Ireland to process a transaction.

Mr. Needham

The completion times for dealings vary a great deal depending on the type of dealing, its complexity, the form in which it was submitted and its dependence on other related dealings.

Statistics on processing times are not maintained but, on the basis of a random sample of cases, the average times are as follows:

Working days
Cases not queried Cases queried
Dealings of whole 34 86
Transfers of part 81 143
Leases 94 200

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