Alcohol

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:07 pm on 25th October 2007.

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Photo of Richard Simpson Richard Simpson Labour 3:07 pm, 25th October 2007

The most recent "Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey National Report"—a survey of schoolchildren aged 13 and 15, which is conducted every two years—says that 20 per cent of 13-year-olds acquire their alcohol in off-licences, shops or supermarkets, and the figure rises to 44 per cent for 15-year-olds. Does Paul Martin agree that test purchasing, which is only just coming in, must be pursued rigorously and that people's licences should be affected as a result?