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PREDATORY PURCHASING OF PUBS BY SUPERMARKETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 761: tabled on 21 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 expresses deep concern at the number of wanted and, inmany cases, viable pubs across Great Britain that are being converted into supermarkets without the need for planning permission and without the opportunity for the community to have a say; criticises those supermarkets that are deliberately targeting pubs because of the loophole in planning policy that allows the change of use without planning permission; notes the Campaign for Real Ale'sresearch which shows that since January 2010 130 pubs have been turned into Tesco convenience stores, 22 into Sainsbury's and 54 by other supermarket companies including the Co-operative, Asda and Costcutter; welcomes the steps taken by Cambridge City Council and other councils across the country who are introducing planning policy to make it harder for the change of use and demolition of pubs in planning law; calls on other councils to follow their example; further calls on supermarkets to stop the predatory purchasing of pubs for conversion; and further calls on the Government to make changes to planning laws to ensure that viable and wanted pubs are not converted into supermarkets and free-standing pubs are not demolished without the need for planning permission and without the opportunity for the local community to have their say.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2012
Waveney
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Blaydon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2012
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
West Lancashire
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2012
North Tyneside
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2012
Richmond Park
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2012
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2012
North Cornwall
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2012
Worcester
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2012
Hove
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.