Further supplementary evidence submitted
by Punch Taverns
Thank you for your letter of 3 February containing
the two submissions from Punch licensees. We have now had the
opportunity to investigate the various points that Mr E and Mr
S have raised and I am enclosing copies (not printed here) of
my replies for you to share with the Committee as requested.
I know that Mr Luff and the other Committee
members will understand that there are always at least two sides
to every story. Unfortunately, at times like these, it is the
few with negative views to express that shout very much louder
than the many who diligently get on wit running their businesses.
We are, of course, disappointed with the content and the tone
of these two submissions.
With regards to the question on Brulines, the
technical note that we sent to the Committee in December confirms
how the equipment deals with line cleaning. The system does not
measure the difference in density of beer versus water.
19 February 2009