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Alcohol Health Alliance

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent meetings he has had with representatives of the Alcohol Health Alliance. (190129)

On 12 December 2007, I met with Professor Ian Gilmore, who is President of the Royal College of Physicians and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance. The meeting was to discuss the newly established Alliance and the action the Government are taking under its strategy “Safe, Sensible, Social. The next steps in the National Alcohol Strategy”.

On 21 November 2007, the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and I, met with alcohol retailers, alcohol manufacturers, enforcement agencies, representatives of local councils and doctors and academics specialising in alcohol issues, to discuss the problems of under-age drinking and binge-drinking. Professor Gilmore and other representatives of Alliance member organisations took part in this meeting.