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Binge Drinking

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to provide information on the effects of binge drinking to school pupils; and if he will make a statement. (194073)

We are committed to reducing substance misuse and related harm among young people, including that associated with binge drinking and alcohol misuse. Alcohol education is delivered alongside drugs education, and DCSF guidance is clear that pupils' education about alcohol and its effects should start in primary school, before drinking patterns become established, and should be revisited as pupils' understanding and experience increases. Government are communicating information about risks associated with drinking to young people through the “Know Your Limits” and FRANK campaigns.