Whitbread's pub-restaurant division, which includes Beefeater and what was Brewsters, is still suffering from the downturn in consumer trading. Brewer Greene King is thought to have been approached about taking on the company's pubs business. Chief executive Alan Parker will tell the City this week that the core budget hotel business is holding up well. But profits are being hit by the poor performance of its David Lloyd Leisure business. The Business 12/06/05 page 3 The Sunday Times 12/06/05 (Business) page 3.12