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4. (1) The Land Registration Act 2002 is amended as follows.
(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord Chancellor” (in each place) substitute “Secretary of State”—
(a)section 5(1) and (4) (power to extend section 4);
(b)section 62(9) (power by order to amend section 62(4) or (5));
(c)section 80(4) (power by order to amend section 80);
(d)section 93(5) (power to require simultaneous registration);
(e)section 99(3) (duty to appoint Chief Land Registrar);
(f)section 100(2) and (3) (power to make provision about conduct of business);
(g)section 101(1) and (3) (functions relating to the Chief Land Registrar’s annual report);
(h)section 102 (power to make provision about fees);
(i)section 118 (power to reduce qualifying term);
(j)section 121(1) (power to make provision about forwarding applications)(1);
(k)section 127(1) and (3) (power to make land registration rules and to nominate a member of the Rule Committee);
(l)section 130(b) (power to apply the Act to internal waters);
(m)section 134(1) (power to make transitional provision);
(n)paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 (power to make rules regarding the land registry network);
(o)paragraphs 1(1) and (2) and 2 of Schedule 7 (functions in relation to the Chief Land Registrar).
(3) In section 128 (rules, regulations and orders), in subsections (1) and (2), after “Lord Chancellor” insert “or the Secretary of State”.
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