Beer and Pub Taxation — [James Gray in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:59 pm on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Conservative, Dudley South 3:59 pm, 5th February 2020

I thank all hon. Members who have contributed to the debate. We have had many contributions from six different political parties representing all four nations of the United Kingdom. They have displayed a rather rare unity of opinion, purpose and passion: beer and pubs are a force for good, and they should be supported through our taxation system.

I thank CAMRA, the Society of Independent Brewers, the British Beer and Pub Association, Long Live the Local and the quarter of a million people who have signed up to the Long Live the Local campaign for highlighting the importance of this issue. We have the opportunity of two Budgets this year, and I hope we will have support on beer duty in March. At the end of the year, we can have the announcements on a new system of beer duty for a post-Brexit Britain.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered taxation on beer and pubs.

Sitting suspended for a Division in the House.