John Healey, the Treasury minister, called on the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group to hold an inquiry into the plight of the local community pub. Following a meeting between the minister, other MPs and trade executives including Enterprise's Ted Tuppen and Ebbe Dinesen, chairman of Carlsberg UK at which concerns about issues such as red tape, taxation and planning where raised, Healy called on the group to seek improvements. The cross-party group said it was inviting people with views on the subject to contact Robert Humphreys, its secretary. "The more specific the problems that people identify for the community pub sector, the better," he commented, adding: "The inquiry may need to define exactly what a community pub is." Humphreys said any inquiry would not address individual complaints, but would result in a report with recommendations made to Government.