HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 cc15-6W
77. Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is satisfied with the steps taken by the Brewers Society to meet the criticism of the tied house system made by the Monopolies Commission.

Sir J. Eden

To deal with the effects of the tied house system, the Monopolies Commission recommended a change in the licensing laws and we have set an inquiry in hand. I hope that in the interim the steps taken by the Brewers' Society will lead to some improvement.