Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th February 2016.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Maureen Watt Maureen Watt Scottish National Party

Not at the moment.

We are doing lots. On the inequalities issue that Graeme Pearson highlighted, I note that the ratio for alcohol-related mortality rates between the most and least deprived areas reduced from 12:1 in 2002 to 6:1 in 2013. The evidence is there, but what we are talking about is a slow burn. Unfortunately, it is not a case of firing some magic bullet.