The Statutory Pubs Code and the Adjudicator. This is a debate pack for the Backbench Business debate on 26 January 2017. The Backbench Business Committee allocated time for the debate following the request made to it by Mr Greg Mulholland and Mr Laurence Robertson on 6 December 2016. It summarises the role of the Adjudicator and why it was thought necessary to create the Pubs Code. It also provides background material on the continuing controversy over the appointment of Paul Newby as the first Adjudicator and how the Code is perceived to be operating since coming into effect on 21 July 2016.