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(1)The Lord Chancellor, with the concurrence of the Treasury, shall have power by general orders from time to time to do all or any of the following things:—
(a)To create district registries for the purposes of registration of titles to land within the defined districts respectively, and to alter any districts which may have been so created:
(b)To fix, by notice to be published in the Gazette, the time for the commencement of registration at a district registry so created of titles to land within a district so defined:
(c)To direct registration of land to be commenced in any one or more district or districts pursuant to any such notice:
(d)To appoint district registrars, assistant district registrars, clerks, messengers, and servants to perform the business of registration in any district which may from time to time be created a district for registration under this Act:
(e)To provide for the mode in which district registrars are to be remunerated:
(f)To modify the provisions of this Act with respect to the formation and constitution of district registries, except the provision relating to the qualifications of district registrars, and assistant district registrars.
(2)A person shall not be qualified to be appointed district registrar under this Act unless he [F1has a 10 year general qualification, within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990], and a person shall not be qualified to be appointed an assistant district registrar under this Act unless he [F2has a 5 year general qualification, within the meaning of that section.]
(3)A district registrar or assistant district registrar may, with the assent of the Lord Chancellor, follow another calling.
(4)A seal shall be prepared for each district registry and any instrument purporting to be sealed with such seal shall be admissible in evidence.
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