The Localism Act and CAMRA

Nov 25, 2016 | Articles, Assembly Business | 0 comments

Plenary Wednesday 23 November 2016

13:42 to 14:40

The Campaign for Real Ale have pushed for this as a means of protecting the local pub, which I think is an admirable campaign.

Spoken Contribution – 13:43:39
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Thank you for that, Minister. I’ll move on to something else, as you dealt with that one so capably. It’s to do with the Localism Act 2011, which they have in England and which we haven’t adopted in Wales yet. The Campaign for Real Ale have pushed for this as a means of protecting the local pub, which I think is an admirable campaign. Whether or not the Localism Act is the best way of achieving the protection of local pubs I’m not sure, but I know that CAMRA have been in talks with the Welsh Government, so I wondered whether you could give us any update on those talks.

Mark Drakeford – 13:44
Dirprwy Lywydd, I’ve not been involved directly in those talks myself. I recognise the point that the Member makes about the contribution that a thriving pub can make to a community—a social contribution as well as anything else. I’ll make sure that his points are drawn to the attention of my colleague Carl Sargeant, who I think is responsible for that matter.