The trade's Red Tape Group, which campaigns for an end to excessive regulation, is launching the next phase in its campaign.
Following the success of its lobbying efforts in the run up to the General Election, reflected in the national media coverage of the issue, the group is writing to all 130 newly elected MPs asking for their support.
Members of the group, including the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, are also meeting with ministers to discuss Government plans to cut regulation.
The first of these meetings will be with the new small business minister Nigel Griffiths.
The group said it will be targeting specific areas of concern during the next year, moving on from last year's campaign which was aimed at raising public and political awareness of the red tape issue.
It will also be gathering signatures for a petition. Members are now circulating this within their estates, and Greene King is understood to have collected over 300 signatures already. Unique and Enterprise are publishing the petition in their in-house publications.
The petition will be presented to the Prime Minister at Number 10 after the summer.
Red Tape Group targets election candidates (9 May 2001)