BBPA writes to MPs over plastic glasses

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The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to MPs who have called for the use of plastic glasses in pubs. The BBPA says it supports...

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to MPs who have called for the use of plastic glasses in pubs.

The BBPA says it supports all attempts to target violent thugs who use glass as a weapon, however it is concerned about the "disproportionate" nature of a possible ban.

There are two Early Day Motions in parliament calling for all premises who open after 11pm to use plastic glasses. Both EDMs, which are designed to raise debate on an issue, have been signed by close to 50 MPs, although there are some which have signed both motions.

The BBPA letter says any premises which are known to have problems with glass injuries should be targeted under the Licensing Act. In the letter the BBPA said:

"Should a particular venue have a reputation for repeated violence we would encourage a complete review of the licence to be undertaken by the licensing authority with full consideration given to closure".

The trade association has also expressed concern about the impact that the use of plastic glasses could have on the environment, as well as the fact that customers do not like drinking from plastic glasswear.

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