Protection of Freedoms Bill
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE
After Clause 102
Insert the following new Clause—
“Right to information regarding the ownership of land
After section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (general right of access to information) insert—
“1A Right to information regarding the ownership of land
(1) Any person making a request for information to a public authority about the ownership of land is entitled to be informed whether—
(a) the land is owned, and
(b) there has been a registered owner in the last 100 years.
(2) The relevant public authority shall have a duty to provide such information upon request.
(a) such a request is made in relation to a dispute over the ownership of the land, and
(b) the information is not held by the public authority,
the public authority shall also have a duty to search for the information requested.””