Dr Phillip Lee working with CAMRA to fight repeated beer tax rises
December 27, 2012
Dr Phillip Lee has joined the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to discuss the aim of ending the continuous tax rises for beer.
The Bracknell Forest MP met with three local CAMRA members in the Houses of Parliament to question them about how pubs are staying open during a financially difficult time.
Dr Lee commented: “As a massive supporter of real ale and local pubs, it was a delight to meet with Nick, Raymond and David to discuss CAMRA’s campaign.
"I aim to visit at least one pub in the constituency every month.
"It is tough, but figures published by CAMRA indicate that pub closures have dropped by 70% this year, which is excellent news. "Our local pubs community centres, providing a place to socialise with friends, relax in a comfortable environment, and, yes, enjoy a quiet drink.
"Just as importantly, though, they are vital to our local economy, providing roughly 1500 jobs in the constituency and adding around £32 million to our local economy. T
"That is why I support the campaign’s call to end the Beer Duty Escalator.”