Early day motion 1105

FUTURE OF HM LAND REGISTRY

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Total number of signatures: 58

Anderson, David Barron, Kevin Bellingham, Henry Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Brown, Nicholas Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Clark, Katy
Clwyd, Ann Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David
Cunningham, Jim Cunningham, Tony Davies, Geraint Dobbin, Jim
Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Jim Flynn, Paul
Francis, Hywel Galloway, George Glass, Pat Glindon, Mary
Hancock, Mike Hepburn, Stephen Hermon, Lady Heyes, David
Hopkins, Kelvin Horwood, Martin James, Sian C Lavery, Ian
Leech, John Llwyd, Elfyn Long, Naomi McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, Alasdair McDonnell, John Meale, Alan Miller, Andrew
Morrice, Graeme Morris, Grahame M Osborne, Sandra Owen, Albert
Ritchie, Margaret Robinson, Geoffrey Rotheram, Steve Ruane, Chris
Ruddock, Joan Shannon, Jim Sharma, Virendra Simpson, David
Skinner, Dennis Stringer, Graham Vaz, Valerie Williams, Hywel
Williamson, Chris Wright, David

That this House recognises and appreciates the excellent services which HM Land Registry provides to the public, with customer satisfaction of 98 per cent; notes that HM Land Registry offers value for money, and as a trading fund regularly returns a surplus to HM Treasury; is concerned that the Government's consultation on the introduction of a Land Registry service delivery company does not give any credible reasons for why a change of status is needed; further notes that Ministers are withholding key and detailed information about their future plans for the body, including proposed changes to the size and shape of the organisation; believes that this 150-year-old institution should remain within the Civil Service to ensure that public trust in the Registry's impartiality and freedom to operate without the potential conflict of commercial interests remains; and calls on the Government to acknowledge the success of HM Land Registry in its current form and to stop its plans to privatise this successful and trusted public service.