Land Registry: Disaster Recovery Plans

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of The Duke of Montrose The Duke of Montrose Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consideration they gave in drafting the provisions of the Land Registration Bill to provide for sufficient safeguards to protect ordinary citizens' ability to prove their title to property in the event of a terrorist attack on the land register computer system and any sites linked to it.

Photo of Lord Irvine of Lairg Lord Irvine of Lairg Lord Chancellor, Lord Chancellor's Department, Lord Chancellor

The Land Registration Bill provides for the continuation of the Land Registry. The Land Registry has robust disaster recovery plans, which are tested frequently. These are intended to ensure that land registration services continue to be available in all reasonably forseeable contingencies, including terrorist attacks on its computer system or sites linked to it.

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