There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if pub companies should be required to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company.
Liam Fox generally voted against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases
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On 2 Feb 2016:
Liam Fox voted for a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; to protect the term apprenticeship in law; to require insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time; to establish a "Pubs Code Adjudicator"; to ensure tied pub tenants are offered a Market Rent Only option during rent assessments; and for other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK.
On 18 Nov 2014:
Liam Fox voted against requiring large pub-owning businesses to offer their tenants and leaseholders a market rent only option (rather than insisting on a contract requiring them to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company).
On 21 Jan 2014:
Liam Fox voted against a statutory code of practice for large pub companies which would require them to offer the option of a rent only leases.
On 9 Jan 2013:
Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies — Require Free-of-Tie Option for Tenants