TREASURY – 'SAVE THE GREAT BRITISH PUB' CAMPAIGN – 1 November 2012

Dr Julian Lewis: I thank the right hon. Gentleman, my near neighbour [John Denham], for giving way. To encourage him in his line of argument, may I say that when my party was in opposition we had a standard letter to send to people who inquired about beer duty, saying we were launching a campaign entitled “save the great British pub” and urging them to sign the online petition? I am sure, therefore, that the Minister will want to give a positive response to the right hon. Gentleman's excellent speech.