HC Deb 16 June 1989 vol 154 c540W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress being made to implement the provisions of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Progress to date has been as follows:

Operational area and date of implementation

  • County of Renfrew—6 April 1981.
  • County of Dumbarton—4 October 1982.
  • County of Lanark—3 January 1984.
  • County of the Barony and Regality of Glasgow—30 September 1985.
  • These four counties contain about 30 per cent. of the housing stock of Scotland.

Further extension of the Land Register will be undertaken once current backlogs in the General Register of Sasines and the Land Register have been substantially reduced.