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RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 331: tabled on 17 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is appalledat the use of restrictive covenants by pub operating companies, where a pub or licensed premises is sold with a condition of sale preventing the premises from being used as a pub in the future; believes that this is a scandal whereby the company concerned is taking an entirely self-interested decision permanently to shut pubs against the wishes of the community served by the pub simply to serve their own commercial interests; believes that this is against free and fair competition, andprevents other operators, individuals or co-operatives taking on such pubs; is further concerned that this will lead to the permanent closure of many community pubs up and down the country, when these pubs could be successful if another operator were allowed to run them; is aware of the benefits which pubs bring to their local community, particularly as a social hub and meeting point; and callson the Government to act to outlaw the use of restrictive covenants on pubs and prevent the permanent loss of even more pubs from high streets and communitiesacross the country.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Gower
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Wirral South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Keighley
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Bath
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Romsey
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Chesterfield
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Calder Valley
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Wansbeck
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Bradford West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.