Dear Land Registry

Please provide a copy of your response to F240247, which is referenced in this request on the What Do They Know website

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Warwick Clark

_FOI email address, Land Registry

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Dear Warwick Clark,

Thank you for your email dated 27 March 2024.

Please find attached a copy of HM Land Registry's response to the Freedom of Information Request F240247.

Yours sincerely,

Katie Hall
Disclosure Officer (Risk, Assurance, Information, Security)
Data and Register Integrity Group
Email- [Land Registry request email]
Phone- 03000068690
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Thank you Katie

Warwick Clark