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GOVERNMENT'S ALCOHOL STRATEGY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 18: tabled on 21 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that among those aged 15 to 49, alcohol is now the leading risk factor for ill-health, early mortality and disability and the fifth leading risk factor for ill-health across all age groups; further notes that liver disease has seen a 400 per cent increase since 1970; is mindful of the fact that alcohol is implicated in over half of all violent crimes, particularly violent crimes and domestic violence; recognises that every £1 invested in specialist alcohol treatment saves society £5 in health, welfare and crime costs; and calls on the Government to address these concerns by publishing an Alcohol Strategy that protects and promotes alcohol treatment services and introduces minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.