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Alcohol Guidelines (Science and Technology Committee Report)

Volume 542: debated on Monday 26 March 2012

Today we have laid before Parliament the Government’s response to the Science and Technology Committee Report on Alcohol Guidelines (Cm 8329). Clear and easily understood information is central to ensuring that everyone is aware of the risks of excessive alcohol consumption and can make informed choices about responsible drinking. The response sets out the Department of Health’s intention to commission a review, led by Dame Sally Davies, as the UK Government’s principal medical adviser to look at the current drinking guidelines, and the evidence base.

Copies of the Government’s response are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office and to noble Lords from the Printed Paper office. It is also available at: