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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:08 am on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West 11:08 am, 17th November 2016

It has now emerged that the person appointed to the quasi-judicial role of Pubs Code Adjudicator has made personal loans of more than £230,000 to Fleurets, a company that is dependent on income from the pub companies that he is supposed to regulate. Having taken four months to respond to the Select Committee, which said that the adjudicator’s appointment should be rescinded, the Secretary of State has now said that he is not going to look into the matter. That is not good enough. May we have an oral statement at the Dispatch Box from the Secretary of State?