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.
Jon Ashworth almost always voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases
TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all
of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source
data on PublicWhip.org.uk.
On 2 Feb 2016:
Jon Ashworth was absent for a vote on Enterprise Bill — Second Reading — Small Business Commissioner — Apprenticeships — Insurance Payment — Green Investment Bank Status — Pubs
On 18 Nov 2014:
Jon Ashworth 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:
Jon Ashworth voted for 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:
Jon Ashworth voted to require 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.