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Fresh fears raised for 400 jobs at Llansamlet Land Registry

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

By Geraint Thomas / geraint.thomas@swwmedia.co.uk / @ThomasTheNews

In an attempt to save money, the government announced plans to part-privatise the Llansamlet-based Land Registry last year.

In an attempt to save money, the government announced plans to part-privatise the Llansamlet-based Land Registry last year.

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THERE are fresh concerns for the future of some of the 400 Land Registry jobs in Swansea.

The UK Government announced plans to part-privatise the Llansamlet-based organisation, which records the details of land ownership across Wales and England, last year in an attempt to save money.

A consultation period ended last month but any announcement on the way ahead has yet to be made.

Such is his concern over the matter Cimla councillor John Warman, wrote to First Minister Carwyn Jones about the issue.

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Responding for Mr Jones, a Welsh Government spokesman said: "The consultation closed on March 20 and we are responding to indicate our concerns around staffing matters, the operation of the proposed new service delivery company and the potential impact on the local economy and community around the Swansea Land Registry Office.

"We are currently in the early stages of consultation with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills about these matters, including the potential implications for staff employed at the Land Registry's office at Swansea."

Mr Warman said that he wanted to praise the Welsh Government for fighting to protect to staff and the future delivery of the service.

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