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.
David Simpson voted a mixture of for and against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases
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of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source
data on PublicWhip.org.uk.
On 2 Feb 2016:
David Simpson voted against introducing a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; against protecting the term apprenticeship in law; against requiring insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time; against establishing a "Pubs Code Adjudicator"; against ensuring tied pub tenants are offered a Market Rent Only option during rent assessments; and against other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK.
On 18 Nov 2014:
David Simpson voted to require large pub-owning businesses 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:
David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies
On 9 Jan 2013:
David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies — Require Free-of-Tie Option for Tenants