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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Public Houses more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to introduce a legal requirement for pubcos to offer a free-of-tie option in the public house sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
uin 202502 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
answer text <p>The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, introduced to this House on 25 June 2014, does not include provision for mandatory free-of-tie. The Government recognises that some tenant groups and campaigners support this option, which might appear to offer a simple way of ensuring that tied tenants are no worse off than free-of-tie tenants. We looked carefully at this measure but have decided not to introduce it.</p><p>The responses to the Government's consultation on a Statutory Code and Adjudicator for the pubs sector raised concerns that mandatory free-of-tie would create uncertainty for pub-owning companies and have an unpredictable impact on the wider pubs sector which could even undermine the tied model. Even among the polarised views in the industry, there is strong support for the tie as a business model. What is important to the Government is that there are protections in place so that the tied model operates fairly. The reforms being taken forward in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will rebalance the relationship between pub-owning companies and their tied tenants, without threatening the balance of the wider industry.</p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-01T14:19:32.6875987Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:19:32.6875987Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
237
label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders remove filter
93093
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Torbay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many visits were made by Ministers of his Department to Torbay constituency in the 12 months to 14 October 2014; whom the invitation for each such visit was issued by; and what the cost to the public purse was of each such visit. more like this
tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
uin 210473 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answer text <p>No official visits have been made to the Torbay constituency by the Department’s Ministers during the period 14 October 2013 to 14 October 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-21T15:07:39.0716971Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:07:39.0716971Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
237
label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders remove filter