Section G: Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 27 April 2012

Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 22

Patrick Harvie

48 In section 22, page 9, line 35, at end insert—

<( ) the application includes information enabling all those persons who gain economic benefit from proprietorship of the plot to be identified,>

Section 42

Patrick Harvie

49 In section 42, page 19, line 13, leave out <(4)> and insert <(4A)>

Patrick Harvie

50 In section 42, page 19, line 33, at end insert—

<( ) every local authority any part of whose area is within the plot to which the application relates,

( ) every community council any part of whose area is within the plot to which the application relates,

( ) each member of—

(A) a local authority,

(B) the Scottish Parliament,

(C) the House of Commons, and

(D) the European Parliament,

who represents a ward, constituency or region any part of which lies within the plot to which the application relates, and

( ) such other persons as may be prescribed by land register rules, being representative of the interests of those who live, work or carry on business in the area in the vicinity of the plot to which the application relates.>

Patrick Harvie

51 In section 42, page 19, line 33, at end insert—

<(4A) The applicant satisfies the Keeper that notifications required under subsection (4) have been issued at least 60 days before the application.>

Section 44

Patrick Harvie

52 In section 44, page 20, line 28, at end insert—

<( ) every local authority any part of whose area is within the plot to which the application relates,

( ) every community council any part of whose area is within the plot to which the application relates,

( ) each member of—

(A) a local authority,

(B) the Scottish Parliament,

(C) the House of Commons, and

(D) the European Parliament,

who represents a ward, constituency or region any part of which lies within the plot to which the application relates, and

( ) such other persons as may be prescribed by land register rules, being representative of the interests of those who live, work or carry on business in the area in the vicinity of the plot to which the application relates.>

After section 47

Patrick Harvie

53 After section 47, insert—

<Completion of the register: target dates

Completion of the register: target dates

(1) The Scottish Ministers must, by order, set—

(a) a date by which 80% of the land in Scotland is to be included on the register, and

(b) a date by which all of the land in Scotland is to be included on the register.

(2) The first order under subsection (1) must be laid before the Scottish Parliament within 6 months after the date the Bill for this Act receives Royal Assent.

(3) The Scottish Ministers and the Keeper must exercise their respective functions under this Act in the way best calculated to achieve the completion or as the case may be interim completion of the register by the dates set under subsection (1).

(4) The Scottish Ministers may, by order, modify either or both of the dates set under subsection (1).>

Patrick Harvie

54 After section 47, insert—

<Report on progress towards completion of the register

(1) The Scottish Ministers must, as soon as practicable after the end of each period of 3 years beginning on the date the Bill for this Act receives Royal Assent, lay before the Scottish Parliament a report on progress towards completion of the register.

(2) Each report must include––

(a) an assessment of whether there are particular types of land in relation to which progress towards completion of the register is slower than it is in relation to other types of land,

(b) an assessment of the extent to which the proprietorship of land held in any form of common ownership has been identified and included in the register,

(c) an assessment of any barriers that have been identified in relation to completion of the register, and

(d) a statement of the actions that the Scottish Ministers and the Keeper intend to take to ensure progress towards completion of the register.>

Section 112

Patrick Harvie

55 In section 112, page 58, line, 33, at end insert—

<( ) section (Completion of the register: target dates)(1) or (4),>

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