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ALCOHOL-RELATED VIOLENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 601: tabled on 26 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House takes note of the report by the Institute of Alcohol Studies on alcohol-related violence, published on 26 October 2015; notes that the Institute surveyed nearly 5,000 police officers, ambulance staff, NHS medical staff and firefighters in preparing the report; is seriously concerned that 53 per cent of police officers' time and 37 per cent of ambulance staff time was taken up tackling problems arising from alcohol; is appalled that three quarters of police staff and 50 per cent of ambulance staff have been injured while handling drink-related violence and that there was a culture of fear among emergency service workers about being attacked when dealing with alcohol-related incidents; acknowledges that the majority of police officers blamed the introduction of 24-hour licensing in 2005 for drink-related crime; and therefore supports police officers in urging the Government to call time on 24-hour licensing and restore the traditional closing time of 11pm for pubs and 2am to 3am for clubs.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.