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Alcohol Misuse

Volume 590: debated on Wednesday 17 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they agree with the article by Duncan Campbell in

The Guardian (G2 Supplement, Page 2, 8 June), that the damage caused by alcohol is greater than that caused by all other drugs. [HL2240]

The Government recognise the harm that can be caused by alcohol misuse. That is why, in the Green Paper, Our Healthier Nation, we said that we would be developing a new alcohol strategy. We intend to produce a coherent strategy which reinforces our messages about sensible drinking and provides an effective framework for action to tackle alcohol misuse in all its forms.