24 JAN 2011

Jack Lopresti MP stands up for local pubs

Jack Lopresti MP has spoken in a Parliamentary debate on the Future of Pubs.

In the speech Jack said:

"I have long been of the view that the local pub is an essential part of the social fabric of our communities.  They play an important role in the social cohesion of an area.  I support the Governments idea of local communities being given the opportunity to take over closing local pubs, under new powers contained in the localism Bill, possibly funded by the Big Society Bank.  However, we must ensure that as many functioning pubs as possible remain open.

The Government must encourage further co-location of services in pubs; there are examples of post offices being set up in pubs, delicatessens and small shops being incorporated into a pub design.

And us, the public as consumers, need to take some responsibility to support and to continue to enjoy and encourage others to experience the hospitality and pleasure gained from a trip to the pub.  Also to recognise and inform others on what the loss of these valuable community hubs would mean to the quality of life and social cohesion in our local areas."

In the speech Jack paid tribute to some of his local pubs; the Stokers Pub in Little Stoke, The Fox in Easter Compton and The Beaufort Arms in Stoke Gifford.

Back to all posts


Parliament

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)
John McDonnell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Prime Minister has informed us that he will take action without parliamentary authority if he feels it necessary. May I place on record an appeal to you, Mr Speaker, that if there is any indication of further action beyond the remit of this motion, that you consider yourself to have the power to convene the House?

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 Sep 2014)
Lord Alderdice: My Lords, I wish to identify myself with the appreciation expressed to the noble Baroness the Leader of the House, the noble Baroness the Lord Speaker and our staff in facilitating this important debate today. The question that is being put to our colleagues in the other place is a very specific one about air strikes and military intervention in Iraq. Given the engagement that we have had in...

Latest News

05 AUG 2014

Jack invites you to become a Dementia Friend

On the 22nd August Jack Lopresti MP will be hosting a Dementia Friends workshop in Lincombe Barn, in...


05 AUG 2014

Jack's Meeting with First Bus

Last week I met with Jenny MacLeod, General Manager of First Bus to discuss bus services in Filton...


08 JUL 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits Hitachi site in Stoke Gifford

Jack Lopresti MP joined Keith Jordan, Managing Director at Hitachi Rail Europe with his senior site...