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Land Registration (Scott Committee's Recommendations)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 17 March 1943

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asked the Attorney-General what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of the Scott Committee regarding the extension of the system of land registration throughout the country as a pre-requisite for post-war reconstruction proposals; and what progress has been made in overcoming staffing and mapping difficulties?

My Noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has appointed a Committee under the chairmanship of Lord Rushcliffe to consider the recommendation referred to in the Question. Until the Report of the Committee has been received, it would be premature to make any further statement on the subject.

In view of the perfectly appalling Report produced by Lord Rushcliffe on the nursing profession, does the right hon. and learned Gentleman regard this as a good choice?

I will merely dissociate myself from the implications of that Supplementary Question.

Can we have an assurance that there will not be another committee to report on the Rushcliffe Committee?

I think, if the hon. Member has followed this matter, the recommendation of the Scott Report on this question was one which clearly required further investigation.