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Written Answers — Home Department: Alcoholic Drinks: Young People (23 February 2009)

Alan Campbell: ...to police and trading standard officers in the use of the extensive powers available under the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to children. Indeed successive Alcohol Misuse and Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs) from 2004 and Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol Campaigns (TUSAC) since 2006 have reduced the test purchase failure rate from approximately 50 per cent. to approximately 15 per cent....

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcoholic Drinks: Young People (27 March 2008)

Vernon Coaker: ..., will consider the need for regulatory change in the future, if necessary. We anticipate launching the public consultation in November 2008. Successive Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs 2004-06) and Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol Campaigns (TUSACs 2006-07) have been designed to address the problem of underage drinking through the use of test-purchase campaigns focused on all...

Written Answers — Home Department: Driving Under Influence: Alcoholic Drinks (22 January 2008)

Vernon Coaker: holding answer 21 January 2008 Between 2004-06 successive Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs) were focused on tackling crime and disorder in the night-time economy and included within them element of underage sales test-purchase activity. From 2006 two Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol Campaigns (TUSAC) have been conducted with specific focus on test-purchase activity with an...

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcoholic Drinks: Children (16 October 2007)

Vernon Coaker: ...officers have targeted 2,683 potential problem premises that break the law by selling alcohol to under-18s. Prior to this, we carried out four national alcohol misuse enforcement campaigns (AMECs) between 2004 and 2006. In 2004, the overall test purchase failure rate was 50 per cent. In 2006, it had dropped to 20 per cent. In this latest and more targeted campaign it now stands at 15 per...

Written Answers — Health: Alcoholic Drinks: Young People (24 July 2007)

Vernon Coaker: ...legislation to prosecute the premises licence-holder, where there are persistent sales of alcohol to children. Prior to this, we carried out four national Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs) between 2004 and 2006. As a consequence of these test-purchase campaigns, retailers have strengthened their procedures and training of staff in relation to alcohol sales. Most retailers have...

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol-related Crime (7 November 2006)

Tony McNulty: We do not hold the information in the format requested as not all participating police forces were the same in each of the Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs). To collate that information at this stage would involve disproportionate cost. However, the total amounts of funding provided to police forces for each of the AMECs are as follows. BCUs( 1) million AMEC one...

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign (4 September 2006)

Tony McNulty: The fourth national Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign (AMEC 4) ran from 8 May to 8 June. The results from this campaign will be released shortly. Previous AMECs have been shown to be very effective in dealing with alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder, including town-centre violence and under-age sales of alcohol. Early indications are that AMEC4 saw the highest-yet level of activity by the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol Sales (7 June 2006)

Tony McNulty: ...prevent their staff selling to those already drunk. We are working closely with the industry on the details of how they will do this. In addition, through the Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs), we have been encouraging the police to develop and use innovative tactics to deal with alcohol-related crime and disorder, which include measures to prevent sales to drunks such as visits...

Written Answers — Home Department: Under-age Drinking (17 May 2006)

Liam Byrne: ...from both to seek to eliminate under-age sales. The table shows the rate of test-purchase failures (i.e. where alcohol was sold to a minor) from the various Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs) which have taken place, up to AMEC 3 which ran during November and December last year. This shows encouraging reductions in test-purchase failures for all sectors of the industry. Data from...

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