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Licensed Premises (Rents)

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will request the Price Commission to investigate the rents charged to tenants of licensed premises by brewers, in the light of the recent rises imposed by Allied Breweries and other companies.

The prices legislation does not provide powers to control rents and it would therefore be inappropriate to require the Price Commission to examine this matter.