Early day motion 893

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TAKEOVER BY HEINEKEN OF PUNCH TAVERNS

That this House expresses its concern and reservations regarding the proposed takeover by Heineken of Punch Taverns; believes such a takeover could potentially stifle the UK's growing local microbrewery industry and limit the choice of domestic beers in pubs, especially at a time when new craft brews and micro-cider products are facilitating the return of local flavours in the beverage market; notes that Heineken already controls some 25 per cent of all UK beer consumption and around 43 per cent of cider consumption; is further concerned that the proposed takeover could see Heineken extend its control over the UK beer market to a significant degree; and asks the Competition and Markets Authority to carefully assess the impact of this takeover on the brewing industry, our pubs and consumer rights and seek assurance for the right of market access for the domestic micro-brewing industry.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 02.02.2017
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 30.01.2017
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 01.02.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 31.01.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 01.02.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 20.02.2017
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 08.03.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 01.02.2017
Kerevan, George Scottish National Party East Lothian 30.01.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 01.02.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 30.03.2017
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 01.02.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 01.02.2017
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 31.01.2017
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 31.01.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 31.01.2017
Turley, Anna Labour Party Redcar 22.02.2017