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Land Use

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of local authorities which have introduced technology which is able fully to interact with the National Land Information Service. (94619)

The National Land Information Service (NLIS) is a system allowing land and property searches to be made electronically, speeding up the conveyancing process. As at April 2006, all local authorities can accept searches via NLIS. Over 100 authorities can accept the delivery of searches straight into their Local Land Charges system, i.e. they can fully interact with NLIS.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) targets were set and (b) (i) traffic lights and (ii) benchmarks were applied to local authorities by the Implementing Electronic Government programmes in relation to the implementation of the National Land Information Service. (94620)

In December 1998, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) project was awarded £2.3 million from the Government’s Invest to Save Budget. Evaluation of this project is in line with standard procedures for ISB funded work and did not fall within traffic light targets for Implementing Electronic Government (IEG) programmes.