MP's wanted to nationalise a local pub

MP's wanted to nationalise a local pub

Postby wutang » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:58 pm

For personal use (i.e ban members of the public) because their temporary home is banned from selling alcohol.

MPs wanted to nationalise Westminster pub for their own use
Parliamentarians considered taking Red Lion into public ownership while Palace of Westminster is being refurbished

MPs considered nationalising a Whitehall pub to avoid a drinking ban while they are relocated to the Department of Health’s offices for the duration of refurbishment works at the Palace of Westminster.

Richmond House, which hosts the department, is one of three government buildings owned by Middle East financiers who have bought into an Islamic bond issued by the government. One of its stipulations is that no alcohol will be sold on the premises.

To get around the restriction, some MPs proposed taking the Red Lion pub, located between parliament and Richmond house, into public ownership and banning entry to the general public. However, according to the Times, the move was opposed by Fuller’s Inns, the Red Lion’s owners, and a parliamentary subcommittee eventually ruled out the proposal.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... CMP=twt_gu


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