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Alcohol Strategy

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Sarah Wollaston Sarah Wollaston Conservative, Totnes 11:00 am, 7th February 2012

That is a valuable point and clear evidence that marketing encourages children to drink, to start drinking younger and to drink more when they do. We should protect young people—that is an absolute duty of the state.

On education, the most important point is clear labelling. The drinks industry has made some progress, but if it does not meet its targets the issue should be mandated so that people can be clear about how many units they are drinking and receive advice on the sensible limits.