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Perkins comments of ConDem Land Registry U-Turn

Following the Tory-led Government’s announcement today that they are u-turning on their policy of privatising the 150 year old Land Registry, Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister said:

“I’m delighted that the Secretary of State who sold off the Royal Mail on the cheap, costing the tax payer hundreds of millions of pounds, won’t now be bringing forward the privatisation of the 150 year old Land Registry. 

Toby hands in a 38 Degrees petition to the government, with over 100,000 signatures opposing privatisation

Toby hands in a 38 Degrees petition to the government, with over 100,000 signatures opposing privatisation

“Labour repeatedly told the Government that there was no compelling reason to privatise the registry which returned nearly £100m to the Treasury. Yet documents leaked to The Guardian demonstrate that as recently as May, the government were at an advanced stage of planning how to implement a privatisation. 

“This is why Labour organised an evidence session for all MPs so that those who would be hurt by privatisation – for example property lawyers, land registry staff & small businesses in the property search industry – could have their voices heard. It is under pressure from Labour and this diverse coalition the government have eventually buckled.”

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