Land: Registration

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Jonathan Reynolds Jonathan Reynolds Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of UK land was registered on the most recent date for which figures are available.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 31 December 2014 Land Registry figures for England and Wales show that 85.56% of land was registered. The Registers of Scotland and the Land and Property Service Northern Ireland have their own separate departments and legislation for land registration.

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