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Alcohol Misuse and Enforcement Campaign

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much will be made available to police through the Alcohol Misuse and Enforcement Campaign between (a) 9 June and 9 July and (b) 10 July and 10 August, broken down by constabulary. (77652)

[holding answer 14 June 2006]: The latest Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign (AMEC) ran from 8 May 2006 until 8 June 2006 with an additional £2.35 million provided to local forces and trading standards authorities for this period. One key purpose of this campaign was to set the tone of acceptable behaviour and how the use of alcohol would be policed both for the World Cup and the summer. The campaign did not extend into the period of the World Cup itself, as the police service has its own well-established plans for policing during major sporting events which are funded through the service’s mainstream resources.