To ask the Attorney-General what is the average delay in dealing with inquiries relating to registration of title at the Plymouth land registry; what has been the longest during the last year; and if he will make a statement.
Telephoned inquiries to the Plymouth district land registry are generally replied to within 24 hours and postal inquiries within 48 hours, or, if information has to be obtained from records, in up to five working days. However, replies to postal inquiries on plans matters are currently taking about three weeks on average because of the large number received. Extra resources have been allocated to this work to restore the normal response time. Information about the longest time taken to reply to an inquiry is not available.