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Scores of MPs demand Land Registry privatisation be called off

Sixty-five cross-party MPs sign letter written by Labour’s David Lammy saying sale would enable ‘shady offshore entities to buy up property in this country’

More than 60 MPs have signed a letter calling on the government to abandon controversial plans to privatise the Land Registry.

The letter, written by the Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, and seen by the Guardian, warns that selling off the 150-year-old agency will make it easier for criminals to use the UK property market to launder cash.

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