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Amendment Paper as at
Monday 11th February 2002

CONSIDERATIONOF BILL


LAND REGISTRATION BILL [LORDS], AS AMENDED

NEW CLAUSES

Electronic settlement
   

Mr Michael Wills

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'The registrar may take such steps as he thinks fit for the purpose of securing the provision of a system of electronic settlement in relation to transactions involving registration.'.


Incidental powers: companies

   

Mr Michael Wills

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    (1)   If the registrar considers it expedient to do so in connection with his functions under section 69(3)(a), 92(1), [Electronic settlement] or 104(1) or paragraph 10 of Schedule 5, he may—

      (a) form, or participate in the formation of, a company, or

      (b) purchase, or invest in, a company.

    (2)   In this section—

"company" means a company within the meaning of the Companies Act 1985;"invest" means invest in any way (whether by acquiring assets, securities or rights or otherwise).    (3)   This section is without prejudice to any powers of the registrar exercisable otherwise than by virtue of this section.'.


   

Mr Michael Wills

1

Page     25,     line     10     [Clause     69],     at end insert—

    '(3)    The registrar may—

      (a) arrange for the provision of information about the history of registered titles, and

      (b) authorise anyone who has the function of providing information under paragraph (a) to have access on such terms as the registrar thinks fit to any relevant information kept by him.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Mark Hoban

11

Page     25,     line     32     [Clause     71],     at end insert—

    '(2)   The obligations imposed by subsection (1) above apply only to the extent that the information is within the actual knowledge of the person making the application or that person could reasonably obtain the information.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Mark Hoban

9

Page     33,     line     5     [Clause     91],     after 'certified', insert—

      '(ca) each electronic signature was made by, or with the authority of, the person whose signature it purports to be,'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Mark Hoban

12

Page     33,     line     13     [Clause     91],     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

    '(6)   A document to which this section applies is to be regarded for the purposes of any enactment as authenticated only if it was sent by the purported originator or with the authority of the purported originator.'.


   

Mr Michael Wills

2

Page     36,     line     27     [Clause     101],     after 'section' insert '69(3)(b) or'.


   

Mr Michael Wills

3

Page     37,     line     2     [Clause     104],     after 'provide' insert ', or arrange for the provision of,'.

   

Mr Michael Wills

4

Page     37,     line     4     [Clause     104],     after 'section' insert 'by the registrar'.

   

Mr Michael Wills

5

Page     37,     line     5     [Clause     104],     leave out 'the registrar' and insert 'he'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Mark Hoban

10

Page     42,     line     39     [Clause     126],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Before making any order under any provision of this Act, the Lord Chancellor shall consult the Rule Committee.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Mark Hoban

8

Page     54,     line     16     [Schedule     5],     leave out paragraph 6.


   

Mr Michael Wills

6

Page     55,     line     9     [Schedule     5],     after 'provide' insert ', or arrange for the provision of,'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Mark Hoban

7

Page     61,     line     23     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

      '(i) the exercise by the court of its powers under section 46.'.


 
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