Mulholland quizzes minister on below-cost sales

By John Harrington

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Pro-pub MP Greg Mulholland has written to Home Office minister James Brokenshire asking how the Government plans to ban below-cost alcohol sales....

Pro-pub MP Greg Mulholland has written to Home Office minister James Brokenshire asking how the Government plans to ban below-cost alcohol sales.

The measure was not included in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, despite assurances from the in Parliament from Leader of the House Sir George Young that it did intend to push ahead with the ban to tackle deep discounting among supermarkets.

Mulholland said: "I was delighted with the response I got from Sir George Young, stating that the Government intends to ban the below cost sale of alcohol

"In light of the legislation's omission from the Police Reform and Social Responsibilities Bill, I have written to [Brokenshire], on behalf of the Save the Pub Group, to question when and how the Government plans to fulfill its agreement to ban alcohol being sold at below cost prices

"I hope that this 'pub friendly' Government will fulfill its promise to protect pubs by banning the below cost sale of alcohol as soon as possible."

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