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The APPBG is an all-party grouping of MPs and Peers.

The Group’s objectives are to promote the wholesomeness and enjoyment of beer and the unique role of the pub in United Kingdom society, to increase understanding of the social, cultural and historic role of brewing and pubs in the United Kingdom and their value to tourism, to broaden recognition of the contribution of brewing and pubs to employment and to the United Kingdom's economy, to promote understanding of the social responsibility exercised by the brewing and pub industries, to support the United Kingdom's brewing industry world-wide and to promote a positive future for beer and the pub.

The Group has previously undertaken the following inquiries:

Beer Tax Inquiry, 1995
Licensing Law Reform Panel Report, October 1999
Community Pub Inquiry, October 2008