High-profile MP Adrian Bailey has demanded action from David Cameron over the pubco/tenant relationship during Prime Minister’s Questions today, writes Michelle Perrett. Business Innovation and Skills Committee (BISC) chairman Adrian Bailey is insisting the Government take action after he won a Parliamentary motion in January calling for the establishment of a panel, approved by BISC, to monitor the self-regulation deal over pubcos with the British Beer & Pub Association. Bailey told Parliament today: “The Government response to the unfair relationship between pub companies and their licensees so far has been self-regulation, not statutory regulation. "On January 12 of this year this house voted unanimously to set up a review panel to be agreed by the business select committee to review the implementation of self-regulation. To date there has been absolutely no response from the Government. “Can the Prime Minister tell me is he backing the will of Parliament or the will of pubcos?” Cameron avoided a debate on the issue but promised a response. He said: “I am a keen supporter of British pubs so I will write to the honourable gentleman and get him a good answer.” BISC believes the Government has to act as this was a vote with overwhelming support of MPs. However, the Government is not legally bound by the vote. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills previously said it noted the decision, but confirmed it has no plans to take action.

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