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Land Registry

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Attorney-General what were the charges for a land registry search when purchasing or selling domestic property for each of the years since 1979 at constant prices.

Pre-completion official searches of the register with priority have attracted no fee during the period. Pre-contract inquiries attracted the fees set out in the table in the financial years indicated. The first column (1979) indicates the actual fee in that year. The following columns show the comparable fees by reference to constant prices based on the 1979 fees.and he instructed leading counsel to advise him with regard to any criminal liability, especially for incitement to murder. The Director concluded that the evidence was insufficient to render it appropriate to institute criminal proceedings. Nevertheless, the Director regards as a matter of extreme gravity any conduct on the part of any person within this jurisdiction which does amount to the offence of incitement to murder. It will remain his policy, with my full agreement, to deal accordingly with evidence establishing such conduct that may be placed before him.