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Alcohol policy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 5: tabled on 19 December 2019

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House reaffirms its support for the Alcohol Charter, published by the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm; notes that, in addition to approval from health professionals, the Charter is now supported by Napo and the POA, unions representing probation and prison officers; recognises that alcohol is a major factor in incidents of violence and criminal activity; further notes that there were 7,551 alcohol-specific deaths registered in the UK in 2018, three-quarters of which were due to alcoholic liver disease; and calls on the Government to take immediate steps to introduce and implement an alcohol strategy based on the Charter's recommendations to reduce alcohol harm.