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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what safeguards are in place to ensure that prospective home-ownership deals do not collapse as a result of centralising local land charges registers.

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

To safeguard home-ownership Land Registry already rigorously tests all IT solutions it builds and it will do the same for any new Local Land Charges system that it introduces.

Implementation will also require a range of secondary legislation to support the changes, so ensuring that Parliament has the opportunity to monitor progress and to comment where it is deemed necessary.

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