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Petition — Health (Excessive Alcohol Consumption)

– in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 10th March 2004.

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Photo of Ms Julia Drown Ms Julia Drown Labour, South Swindon 7:45 pm, 10th March 2004

I wish to present a petition from the members of the gastroenterology department at the Great Western hospital, Swindon, who are deeply concerned about the damage to people's lives caused by excessive alcohol consumption. They are joined by more than 500 specialists from across the country who share that concern.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of Dr. M.D. Hellier MD MA FRCP, Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, and others,

Declares that much damage to health is caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol,

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to include in its National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy the following warning:

'HM Government Health Warning. This product contains (relative number of units of alcohol) consumption of more than 21 units/week for men and 14 units/week for women can damage your health.'

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.