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EDM (Early Day Motion) 285: tabled on 06 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that pubs are at the heart of many of the UK's communities, particularly in rural areas; recognises that the pub industry in the South Lakes area is currently worth around £30 million to the local economy, with around 3,000 dependent jobs; is therefore concerned by recent statistics which show that on average 21 pubs in the UK close every week; calls for business rate relief to be given to pubs in more remote areas to encourage landlords to have confidence in their medium-term planning; and calls on the Government to protect local pubs like those in Cumbria by committing to not increase beer duty for the life of this Parliament.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.