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Alcohol-Induced Crime

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat alcohol-induced crime. (188124)

The Home Office and DCMS will publish our report of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 shortly.

An interim report, published last July, showed that serious violent crime over a whole night fell by five per cent. and that there was a shift in the time that disorder peaked.

We are encouraging local authorities and the police to take decisive action to fine premises or remove licences where there is trouble and we have given the police a range of tools and powers to clamp down on licensees and individuals who abuse the laws.