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Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Attorney-General in what ways the conveyancing standing committee of the Law Commission has attained its first objective of bringing about within two years of its appointment improvements in matters relating to conveyancing which will be apparent to ordinary housebuyers and sellers.

The conveyancing standing committee has published practice recommendations on preliminary inquiries before contract and on pre-contract deposit agreements. It has issued an explanatory guide to "House Selling the Scottish Way for England and Wales". It has also initiated the widespread use of mortgage certificates.