§ Dr. Hampson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is contemplating in view of the representations he has received from the National Licensed Victuallers Association regarding brewery tenancy agreements; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement outlining the nature of the recent representations which he has received from the National Licensed Victuallers Association about the code of practice on tenants' security; and if he will indicate what action he is taking as a result of this approach.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The NLVA has expressed concern about the way in which some brewers have handled their tenancy agreements and has urged that the provisions of the Brewers Society's code of practice on tenants' security should be given legal effect in tenants' contracts. I am seeking the views of the Brewers Society.