HC Deb 10 July 1980 vol 988 cc291-2W
Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to restrain brewery companies from arbitrarily increasing the rents of tenants of public houses or increasing the proportion they take of the profits of fruit machines; or if, alternatively, he will seek to establish arrangements whereby aggrieved tenants can seek redress.

Mr. Fox

No. These matters are best resolved by voluntary arrangements between the interests involved.