The hospitality sector has welcomed the cross-party support it has received for the creation of a Minister of Hospitality role after a debate was held yesterday in parliament.
It was good news for the industry as MPs spoke out at the official debate held yesterday afternoon, voicing their concerns that the hospitality sector does not have adequate representation in government, despite all that it contributes to the economy and society.
The petition for a Minister of Hospitality was started in October and spurred on in November when Robin Hutson launched his seatatthetable campaign. When the petition went to debate yesterday, it had reached more than 200,000 signatures.
Prior to the debate, Catherine McKinnell, Labour MP for Newcastle North met virtually with Claire Bosi, creator of the campaign, Robin Hutson, chef Tom Kerridge and Angela Hartnett to discuss the challenges facing the sector….