Business of the House - Beer Tax Debate

Mike Wood: Given the pressures on today’s Order Paper to which the hon. Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns) referred, might the Leader of the House find an opportunity—the earliest opportunity—for a general debate on beer taxation and pubs?


Andrea Leadsom Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

I believe that my hon. Friend chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, so I well understand his disappointment at the decision to postpone that debate. I assure him that I will seek another opportunity for a debate on the subject.