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South Craven MP back beer duty campaign
11:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in Keighley
South Craven MP Julian Smith has rolled out his backing for a beer industry campaign.
He took part in a ‘Message In A Barrel’ event at Westminster, supporting calls by brewers and pubs for a freeze in beer duty in the Chancellor’s next budget.
The event was organised by the British Beer & Pub Association, Campaign for Real Ale and Society for Independent Brewers.
Mr Smith, who recently visited the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham to hear firsthand about the industry’s concerns, said: “The brewing and pub industry is hugely important in my constituency.
“I am keen to do all I can to support the businesses and our rural pubs that are so often at the heart of our community.”