British Pubs

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:42 am on 23rd February 2010.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley 11:42 am, 23rd February 2010

I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman's powerful speech. I read his last column in the Morning Advertiser. I hope that he carries on with it after the general election. The important point is the differential on tax. Not only should the Government not fear that if we made the change the general take would go down-because if we can get more people into pubs the taxation take would increase; in addition, if a pub survives, the £80,000 that it pushes into the community, the more than £100,000 that it pays in taxes, and all the charitable things that it does, can continue.