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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government has taken to tackle binge drinking while protecting consumer rights. (190539)

[holding answer 29 February 2008]: The Licensing Act 2003, which came into effect in November 2005, aimed to provide a balanced package of freedoms and safeguards. It has an important role in the prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance perpetrated by a minority while giving the responsible majority more freedom and choice about how they spend their leisure time.