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Licensed Conveyancers

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Attorney-General whether Her Majesty's Government will accept and implement the recommendation in the first report of the ad hoc conveyancing committee chaired by Professor Julian Farrand which was submitted to the Lord Chancellor in September 1984 to the effect that the Council for Licensed Conveyancers should make periodical reports to the Lord Chancellor and to licensed conveyancers, notwithstanding that no such requirement was imposed by the Administration of Justice Act 1985.

No. This matter was carefully considered at the time and was discussed during the passage of the Administration of Justice Bill. There is no reason to depart from the conclusions which were reached then.

To ask the Attorney-General how many new licences were issued by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers with effect from 1 December to (a) persons then already in practice as non-solicitor conveyancers providing services directly to the public, (b) solicitors in professional practice as such, either as principals or as employees, (c) persons, not themselves solicitors, employed by solicitors in professional practice, (d) persons employed by local authorities or (e) others not in any of these categories.

As at 10 December 1987, the figures are (a) 34; (b) 1; (c) 81; (d) 10; (e) 13.

To ask the Attorney-General how many licensed conveyancers who are (a) in independent practice offering services directly to the public, (b) in professional practice as solicitors, either as principals or as employees, (c) not being solicitors, employed by solicitors in professional practice, (d) employed by local authorities or (e) not in any of those categories, have not renewed their licences for the period beginning 1 December.

As at 10 December 1987, the figures are (a) 2; (b) 8; (c) 8; (d) 0; (e) 1.

To ask the Attorney-General how many conveyancers now holding licences issued by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers are (a) in independent practice offering services directly to the public, (b) solicitors in professional practice as such, either as principals or as employees, (c) not being solicitors, employed by solicitors in professional practice, (d) employed by local authorities or (e) not in any of these categories.

As at 10 December 1987, the figures are (a) 107; (b) 21; (c) 175; (d) 26; (e) 28.