Alcohol

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th October 2009.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for the Home Office

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place copies in the Library of the House of the posters they produce warning of the dangers of alcohol abuse; and how they ensure that the posters are displayed in public buildings.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Labour

Copies of the posters from the Know Your Limits campaign have been placed in the Library.

Campaign materials may be ordered, free of cost, from the Department of Health. The attached table shows levels of uptake of these materials by central and local government, the National Health Service and other public bodies.

In 2008 posters, fact sheets and handouts were also made available free to all general practitioners for use in their offices or waiting rooms alerting them and their clients to the risks of excessive drinking. To date around 26,000 posters have been ordered (as a result of over 1,000 individual orders). Packs promoting this material were also distributed to all government offices.

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