Land Registry Publication Scheme

The Land Registry has put a new version of its Publication Scheme online that you can download as a pdf file here (file size: 661 Kb).

The scheme lists all the types of information the Land Registry will make public. You can access several of the more important documents, such as annual reports and property price reports, online. The most useful data is found under the heading ‘Performance Information.’

However, the scheme has several flaws. Firstly, it fails to identify by name the FOI or Data Protection Officers. Providing names is an essential aspect of public accountability. Why are these people hiding behind anonymous department titles? Freedom of Information Officers should set the tone for openness and at least tell us who they are!

Unfortunately some of the scheme’s more interesting documents are only available in hard copy such as statistical information (staff numbers, sickness rates etc.), policy statements and staff policies including the staff handbook.