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Under-age Drinking

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2006, Official Report, column 1165W, on under-age drinking, why the full amount has not yet been paid out. (116363)

The Home Office made available £350,000 for this campaign. Local Trading Standards areas were then invited to make bids to the Home Office for funding according to their own local assessment of their capacity to conduct test purchases and the number of test purchases they proposed to conduct. All of the bids received from local areas were approved. On the basis of work they then conducted, local trading standards areas have received £303,481 of Home Office funding in the current financial year.