Memorandum submitted by Gareth Thomas
MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Consumer
I am writing to confirm that BERR does not intend
to lodge evidence with the Committee in its follow up inquiry
into pubcos. I understand that this message has been relayed informally
to you via BERR's parliamentary branch.
I am aware of the Committee's work and have
followed developments since the announced launch of the inquiry
on 25 June. BERR has not submitted written evidence during the
period to 29 September. At this stage I believe that the parties
who are involved in the sector are best placed to provide evidence
on how the market is working.
I look forward to reading the final report.
8 November 2008