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Alcohol-Related Crime

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government has taken to prevent alcohol-related street crime in the last 12 months. (188128)

The June 2007 National Alcohol Strategy reinforced the Government’s commitment to preventing and reducing alcohol-related crime. As part of this, we have focused on ensuring that enforcement agencies are equipped with the legislative tools to tackle these crimes, and that these powers are robust and proportionate.

In the past year, work has been undertaken on a national basis to raise awareness of these powers among police and trading standards, including the publication of national guidance for police and partnerships on dealing with alcohol-related violence, supported by a DVD, and also through a series of national enforcement campaigns to ensure that alcohol is sold sensibly and responsibly.