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ALCOHOL STRATEGY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 769: tabled on 06 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 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 acknowledges Public Health England's comprehensive evidence review of the burden of alcohol-related harm and effectiveness of policy solutions; notes that among those aged 15 to 49 in England, alcohol is now the leading risk factor for ill health, early death and disability; further notes that there are over 1 million hospital alcohol-related admissions each year and alcohol is a contributory factor in more than 200 different health conditions; recognises that Minimum Unit Pricing, an approach already approved by the Scottish Government, can effectively reduce alcohol-related harm while saving healthcare costs; notes that the Government is to introduce a refreshed Drugs Strategy; and therefore calls on the Government to also adopt a specific Alcohol Strategy which includes provision of interventions for at-risk drinkers, treatment for alcohol dependence and regulation of alcohol availability and marketing, underpinned by a Minimum Unit Price.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.