HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 c309W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of the brewing industry is now controlled by Allied, Bass, Whitbraed, Watney, Guinness, Courage and Scottish and Newcastle breweries; and how many independent companies there are.

Mr. Prior

Combined output of the seven largest brewery groups is estimated at about 80 per cent. of the industry's total production of beer. According to trade sources there are in addition about 80 independent brewery companies.