Petition to stop Land Registry sale

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The leaders of a campaign to stop the Government privatisation of the Land Registry are travelling from Cornwall to London today (July 2) to hand in a petition to Business Secretary, Vince Cable.

James Ferguson of X-Press Legal Services (Cornwall & Devon) and Paul and Joy Bassett of AP Bassett Solicitors in Lostwithiel will be making the journey to keep pressure on the Government to scrap the plans.

While reports in the press last weekend suggested the Government will scrap its plans to sell off the Land Registry, it says it will make no official comment until the results of a public consultation are published.

Ferguson commented: “Over 100,000 people have signed the petition to save the Land Registry…there is a real chance of pushing the Government to scrap plans to privatise the Land Registry for good. We have to keep up the pressure now, and prove once again that when people together, we can stand up to threats to our public services and win.”