The campaign team (Representatives from PCS, FDA union, 38 Degrees, Search Agents, Law Firms and Legend John Manthorpe (Former Chief Land Registrar) travelled to London on Wednesday to meet with MPs for a briefing before a debate led by MP David Lammy which took place on Thursday. We had a really great meeting – we all presented our concerns and we were pleased to see that they were taken up and used in many of yesterday’s speeches. The debate which lasted for two hours was very good indeed! Not one supporting view from any side of the house in favour of a privatised Land Registry! We now await news on an official announcement, but I can’t help feeling optimistic – there is certainly a glimmer of hope, but we are not going to stop just yet.
We are so thankful to everyone who has signed and shared the petition and to the many people from all over the country who have written to their MP’s. It was clear that lots of you did judging by the responses that the MPs gave during the debate. It just goes to show what can be achieved when we pull together. #peoplepower
The ministers’ comments are all here as recorded in Hansard if you would like to read them. To help us keep the conversation alive, please let me know if you have any feed-back or have any comments you wish to make on the debate.
The Law Society Gazette on Friday reported the Government may be having second thoughts. Such good news!! But it is still too early to give up . The campaign will keep going until the plans have been scrapped once and for all.
The Guardian has since reported that the decision on privatisation will probably ‘land’ in the lap of the new Government. We will be ready and waiting!
Onwards and upwards!