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.
John Howell voted a mixture of for and against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases
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On 2 Feb 2016:
John Howell 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:
John Howell was absent for a vote on Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — New Clause 2 — Pubs Code: Market Rent Only Option for Tenants of Large Pub-Owning Businesses
On 21 Jan 2014:
John Howell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies
On 9 Jan 2013:
John Howell voted against requiring pub companies to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company.