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Implementation Of Business, Innovation And Skills Committee Report On Pub Companies

EDM number 2285 in 2010-12, proposed by Greg Mulholland on 19/10/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Business support, Research and innovation and Service industries.

That this House welcomes the finalreport by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on Pub Companies (Tenth Report of Session 2010-12, HC 1369-I), which found that industry self-regulation has failed and therefore called for the introduction of a statutory code of practicefor pub companies including that over a period of time all new lessees should be offered a free of tie lease with an open market rent review based on Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' guidance; supports the Committee's call for a code adjudicator; notes the Government's commitment to legislate to reform in line with the previous Government's plan announced in March 2010; further notes that nearly twice as many tied pubs are closingas free of tie pubs; believes that reforms recommended by the Select Committee, together with a guest beer option for lessees who choose to remain tied, will help prevent the closure of further valued community pubs by making rents fairer and allowing tied licensees to buy beer and other products on the open market at competitive prices, which will allow many more pubs to succeed and thrive, which will assistwith economic growth; further believes that these reforms will revitalise and rejuvenate the sector and promote entrepreneurship through more diverse ownership; and calls on the Government to act on the Select Committee's recommendations and announce a timetable for the consultation as quickly as possible on how it intends to implement the reforms.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Greg Mulholland19/10/2011Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Robin Walker19/10/2011WorcesterConservativeSeconded
Sandra Osborne19/10/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSeconded
Martin Horwood19/10/2011CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/10/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Clive Efford19/10/2011ElthamLabourSeconded
Andrew Stephenson19/10/2011PendleConservativeSigned
John Leech19/10/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron19/10/2011Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming19/10/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir19/10/2011AngusScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hancock19/10/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Don Foster19/10/2011BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dowd19/10/2011Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Martin Caton19/10/2011GowerLabourSigned
Annette Brooke19/10/2011Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Havard19/10/2011Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Mike Gapes20/10/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin20/10/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale20/10/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell20/10/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner20/10/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders20/10/2011TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi24/10/2011Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Mike Weatherley25/10/2011HoveConservativeSigned
Andrew George25/10/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Healey25/10/2011Wentworth and DearneLabourSigned
David Simpson25/10/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
David Tredinnick27/10/2011BosworthConservativeSigned
Alan Beith31/10/2011Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby31/10/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jessica Morden07/11/2011Newport EastLabourSigned
Mark Williams07/11/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas09/11/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Paul Goggins15/11/2011Wythenshawe and Sale EastLabourSigned
Penny Mordaunt21/11/2011Portsmouth NorthConservativeSigned
Rosie Cooper21/11/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice22/11/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn10/01/2012JarrowLabourSigned
Kevin Barron10/01/2012Rother ValleyLabourSigned

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