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Delivering improved transparency in land ownership in Scotland: consultation analysis

Published: 3 Apr 2019
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781787816732

This report presents an analysis of responses to our consultation on land reform.

44 page PDF

1.4 MB

44 page PDF

1.4 MB

Contents
Delivering improved transparency in land ownership in Scotland: consultation analysis
2. Quantitative summary of responses

44 page PDF

1.4 MB

2. Quantitative summary of responses

2.1 The table below provides a quantitative overview of consultation responses. It shows how many participants responded to each consultation question.

Question Response No response
Part 1 and 2 – The Form of The Register
1: Do you have comments on the proposals for the form of the Register? 18 1
2: Do you have any comments on the proposals for the role of the Keeper in relation to information in the Register? 13 6
Part 3 – Duties to Provide information
3: Do you consider the information that we are requiring to be provided for inclusion in the Register sufficient and proportionate? 14 5
4: Are our proposals for the duties people will be under to provide information sufficient and proportionate? 14 5
5: Is our proposed process for security declarations reasonable? 13 6
6: Are there people who you think should be able to apply for their information not to be disclosed in the Register, who may not be able to under our current proposals? 12 7
Part 4 – Miscellaneous
7: Do you have any comments on our proposals for referral of questions about the accuracy of the Register to the Lands Tribunal? 11 8
8: Do you have any comments on our proposals for criminal offences? 14 5
9: Are there alternative or additional means of enforcement that we should be considering? 10 9
10: Do you have any comments on our proposed process for notification of the Keeper in the case of a person's death or an entity's winding up or dissolution? 11 8
Part 5 – Application and Transitional Provisions
11: Do you have any comments on our proposals for a transitional implementation? 15 4
Part 1 of Schedule 1 - Contractual or other arrangements with an individual
12: Can you provide examples where land is owned or leased by individuals subject to contractual arrangements such as those described in the explanatory document? 11 8
13: Are there other contractual arrangements we should be looking to capture? 10 9
14: Do you have any comments on this proposal? 10 9
Part 2 of Schedule 1 – Partnerships
15: Does this reflect how land is typically owned or leased by or on behalf of partnerships or can you provide examples of other ways in which land is owned or leased by on or behalf of partnerships? 13 6
16: Do our proposals reflect sufficiently how control is exercised over partnerships? 11 8
Part 3 of Schedule 1 – Trusts
17: Do our proposals reflect how land is typically held in trust? Can you provide examples of other ways in which land is held in trust? 14 5
18: Do our proposals sufficiently capture how control is exercised over trusts including through financial interests? 11 8
Part 4 of Schedule 1 – Unincorporated Associations
19: Do our proposals reflect how land is owned or leased on behalf of unincorporated associations. Can you provide examples of other ways in which it is leased or owned on their behalf? 10 9
20: Are there other types of groups than those mentioned who may be affected by these proposals? If so, please provide examples. 9 10
21: Do our proposals sufficiently capture how control is exercised over unincorporated associations? 11 8
Part 5 of Schedule 1 – Overseas Entities
22: Do our proposals reflect how land is typically owned or leased by over overseas legal entities. Can you provide other ways in which it is owned or leased by over overseas legal entities? 12 7
23: Do our proposals sufficiently capture how control is exercised over overseas legal entities. Are there other examples that you are aware of where control is exercised over an overseas entity? 10 9
24: Are there examples where transparency is lacking as to control over a legal owner or tenant of land that we have not taken into account in our proposals? 10 9
Schedule 2
25: Do you have any comments on the usefulness of the PSC regime in revealing control of corporate entities which own land in Scotland? 9 10
26: Do you have any comments on our proposals to not require SCIOs[1], CIOs[2], mutual or public authorities to provide information for inclusion in the Register? 12 7
27: Do you agree with the conclusions in the impact assessments? 9 10
28: Are there potential impacts that we have not considered? 13 6
29: What measures, if any do you think we should take to inform and publicise information about land in Scotland? 14 5

Contact

Email: LandReform@gov.scot