HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c487W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the numbers of pubs hosting guest beers(a) voluntarily and (b) as a result of the Beer Orders. [51513]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The 1989 Orders applied only to the then six large brewers owning tied estates of 2000 or more pubs. No such brewers exist any longer so the number of pubs selling guest beers as defined in the Beer Orders is now zero. So-called guest beers are sold on a voluntary basis and so cannot be estimated.