MA petitions Prime Minister

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MA petitions Prime Minister
Morning Advertiser launches online petition on the Prime Minister's website opposing the introduction of blanket glass bans.

The Morning Advertiser has launched an online petition on the Prime Minister's website opposing the introduction of blanket glass bans.

There is growing concern at the number of police forces up and down the country looking to impose polycarbonate plastic glasses on venues with no history of trouble.

CAMRA feels that it is totally unnecessary to ban the use of glassware in all pubs ​A CAMRA spokesman.

The MA is campaigning for a targeted approach to the use of plastic glasses and hopes the online petition - with your support - will further the cause.

To sign the petition visit http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/plasticglass​ and make sure you forward the link to as many people as possible to gain further support.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has thrown its weight behind the petition which reads: "We feel blanket bans on glass are unnecessary and will have a detrimental effect on the licensed trade and the drinking experience of the millions of law-abiding pub goers in well-run establishments up and down the country."

CAMRA is to urge its members to sign the petition in its magazine What Brewing? and through email alerts.

A CAMRA spokesman said: "CAMRA feels that it is totally unnecessary to ban the use of glassware in all pubs and replace it with plastic containers from which to drink beer and cider.

"The answer is for pubs to be properly controlled, for empty glasses to be collected when they are empty and to ensure that no one who is drunk is served.

"There may be occasions - outside events for instance when the use of plastic instead of glass may be advisable but these should be the exception rather than the rule.

"CAMRA also feels that the practice of serving bottled beers without a glass is something that should be discouraged. A bottle is probably a more lethal weapon than a glass.

"Serving beer in a plastic glass tend to cheapen the product and does little to enhance the drinking experience. Would you serve a quality claret in a paper cup?"

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