New clause 2 - Completion of register

Part of Land Registration Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 13 December 2001.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) 2:30, 13 December 2001

I thank the Minister for his comments, but I should place it on the record that I would not advocate the nationalisation of land. Ireland, America, Canada and New Zealand have all achieved a comprehensive register without the nationalisation of land, which never formed part of my proposal.

I accept that the Minister genuinely wants a comprehensive register. People perhaps do not think enough about this matter and the potential opportunities to which a comprehensive register could give rise. My purpose is to put the issue on the public record, widen people's horizons and open their eyes to what might be achieved in future. In that spirit, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.