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Pubcos And The Supply Tie

EDM number 1328 in 2007-08, proposed by Timothy Farron on 03/04/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Competition, Industry, International trade and Service industries.

That this House notes that the Beer Orders, passed in 1989, were intended to increase competition in brewing, wholesaling and retailing; believes however that they have failed to do this, and indeed have instead concentrated ownership of British pubs in the hands of pub companies or Pubcos; notes that in 1989, the three biggest brewers owned around 20,000 pubs, about a third of the UK's total and that the three biggest Pubcos own around 20,000 pubs, a notably similar figure; further notes that pubs are closing at the rate of around 27 pubs a week and that from 2006-07 bankruptcies amongst pub landlords increased seven-fold and is set to get worse; notes with concern that Pubcos have failed to adopt the recommendations of the Trade and Industry Select Committee, namely that rents should be sustainable; further notes that tied tenants should not be financially worse off than if they were free of tie, that upward only rent reviews and the gaming machine tie must cease, and that utmost transparency in all rents and reviews is paramount; and calls upon the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to refer the matter of the supply tie and rent formulation to the Competition Commission with a view to addressing the dominance of the big Pubcos in the pub market.

This motion has been signed by a total of 62 MPs.

Tim Farron03/04/2008Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Greg Mulholland03/04/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley03/04/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock21/04/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Hunter21/04/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Rudi Vis21/04/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer21/04/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
David Taylor21/04/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Marsha Singh22/04/2008Bradford WestLabourSigned
Paul Holmes22/04/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley22/04/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle23/04/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
John Leech23/04/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton24/04/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Lynne Jones25/04/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon28/04/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Mark Williams28/04/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry28/04/2008KingswoodLabourSigned
Harry Cohen28/04/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty28/04/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey28/04/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Havard29/04/2008Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
John McDonnell29/04/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Colin Breed29/04/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb29/04/2008NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Holloway29/04/2008GraveshamConservativeSigned
Brian Jenkins30/04/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Peter Atkinson30/04/2008HexhamConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington01/05/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Thurso01/05/2008Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch06/05/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Gwyn Prosser06/05/2008DoverLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd07/05/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Tom Brake07/05/2008Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker07/05/2008LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson07/05/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell08/05/2008Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott08/05/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty12/05/2008Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Linda Riordan12/05/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Martin Horwood13/05/2008CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Mann14/05/2008BassetlawLabourSigned
Lorely Burt21/05/2008SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
David Howarth21/05/2008CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 02/06/2008MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dowd04/06/2008Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Alan Beith05/06/2008Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Gavin Strang06/06/2008Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Stephen Williams06/06/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin24/06/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John Austin30/06/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross02/07/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Hoey09/07/2008VauxhallLabourSigned
Ann Widdecombe14/07/2008Maidstone and The WealdConservativeSigned
Simon Hughes21/07/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer21/07/2008Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Dobson06/10/2008Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Lynne Featherstone06/10/2008Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Lloyd27/10/2008Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Ben Wallace03/11/2008Lancaster and WyreConservativeSigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Binley18/11/2008Northampton SouthConservativeSigned

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