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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2542: tabled on 26 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Chief Medical Officers' guidelines for low-risk drinking were updated in January 2016 to 14 units per week; recognises that consumers have a right to know information about alcohol products so they can make informed choices about their drinking, yet only 16 per cent of the public are aware of the up-to-date guidelines; further notes that, two and a half years after the new guidelines were published, a survey of 320 products found that two-thirds of alcohol labels still displayed the old guidelines; recognises that the pregnancy logo and number of units are not legally required to be shown on labels; acknowledges that the lack of information on alcohol labels is an anomaly compared with other food and drink labels; is concerned that the current self-regulatory and voluntary system for ensuring alcohol labels contain correct and up-to-date information is failing; and calls on the Government to make it mandatory to include on alcohol labels the units per serving or container, and the Chief Medical Officers' warnings against drinking during pregnancy.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.