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99 The land registryE+W

(1)There is to continue to be an office called Her Majesty’s Land Registry which is to deal with the business of registration under this Act.

(2)The land registry is to consist of—

(a)the Chief Land Registrar, who is its head, and

(b)the staff appointed by him;

and references in this Act to a member of the land registry are to be read accordingly.

(3)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint a person to be the Chief Land Registrar.

(4)Schedule 7 (which makes further provision about the land registry) has effect.

100 Conduct of businessE+W

(1)Any function of the registrar may be carried out by any member of the land registry who is authorised for the purpose by the registrar.

(2)The Lord Chancellor may by regulations make provision about the carrying out of functions during any vacancy in the office of registrar.

(3)The Lord Chancellor may by order designate a particular office of the land registry as the proper office for the receipt of applications or a specified description of application.

(4)The registrar may prepare and publish such forms and directions as he considers necessary or desirable for facilitating the conduct of the business of registration under this Act.

101 Annual reportE+W

(1)The registrar must make an annual report on the business of the land registry to the Lord Chancellor.

(2)The registrar must publish every report under this section and may do so in such manner as he thinks fit.

(3)The Lord Chancellor must lay copies of every report under this section before Parliament.

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