The government has responded to recommendations from the Trade & Industry Select Committee and called for the pub industry to draw up a code of conduct to govern relationships between pubcos and tenants. The findings of the committee have been supported by both the Department of Trade & Industry and the Office of Fair Trading. The DTI said: "The government agrees that a voluntary code of conduct, developed by participants themselves, could go some way to resolving concerns of tenants about their contractual relationships with pub companies." The DTI has rejected calls for a statutory code of conduct for the industry as it believes it does not have the power to enforce one. The DTI said: "The government hopes that the industry will respond positively and constructively to the committee's recommendation and engage with the interested parties to find a suitable way forward." The DTI and the OFT echoed the committee's verdict that prospective tenants should seek proper advice before committing themselves to a lease. The OFT said there was no evidence of anti-competitive behaviour in the beer distribution market. The OFT said: "Current evidence suggests the on-trade sector is reasonably competitive and that no one pub company holds a dominant position in the market for beer – conclusions confirmed by the committee".