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Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Attorney-General what recommendations for action have been received by Her Majesty's Government from the Law Commission in consequence of the appointment by the Law Commission at the request of the then Lord Chancellor of a conveyancing standing committee two years ago.

The Law Commission's report No. 161 on leasehold conveyancing was published in May last year following a recommendation by the conveyancing standing committee. The committee endorsed the commission's recommendation in Law Commission report No. 148 that the register of title at the Land Registry should be made open to public inspection. The committee has also considered and responded to the working papers which led to the Law Commission reports Nos. 163, 164 and 166 (which all concern the transfer of land).