§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Attorney-General to what legislative or policy factors he attributes the increase in non-industrial staff in the Land Registry from 4,868 on 1st January 1976 to 5,001 on 1st April 1976.
§ The Solicitor-General
The 133 stall were recruited to handle the additional work resulting from the Registration of Title Order 1975 (S.I. 1975 No. 160) which extended compulsory registration of title on sale to areas comprising a population of almost 2 million. That order followed the Government's policy for the extension of the system to the whole of England and Wales announced by my noble Friend on 26th July 1974.