HL Deb 06 November 2001 vol 628 c9WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consideration they gave in drafting the provisions of the Land Registration Bill to provide for sufficient safeguards to protect ordinary citizens' ability to prove their title to property in the event of a terrorist attack on the land register computer system and any sites linked to it. [HL913]

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

The Land Registration Bill provides for the continuation of the Land Registry. The Land Registry has robust disaster recovery plans, which are tested frequently. These are intended to ensure that land registration services continue to be available in all reasonably forseeable contingencies, including terrorist attacks on its computer system or sites linked to it.