Land: Measurement

Justice written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Land Registry plans to use hectares as a unit of measurement.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Land Registry requires the use of metric measurements on any documents dated on or after 1 October 1995. Any imperial measurements in such documents must appear as supplementary indications only and will usually be placed in brackets, for example, 22.86 m (75 feet).

Land Registry similarly only uses imperial units of measurement on the register and title plan as supplementary indications (in brackets) or where they are included in a verbatim extract from a deed dated prior to 1 October 1995.

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