Controversial plans to transfer Land Registry operations to the private sector will come under parliamentary scrutiny on Thursday.

David Lammy (pictured), Labour MP for Tottenham, north London, has tabled a motion for debate noting ‘the important role the Land Registry plays in registering the ownership of land and property in England and Wales’ and that ‘any privatisation of the Land Registry will have serious consequences for transparency and accountability in the UK property market’.

A Department for Business, Innovation & Skills consultation on the sale closed last month.