Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Justice written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many new criminal offences relating to the purchase, production, sale or misuse of alcohol have been enacted in each year since 1998.

Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

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The following Acts, which received Royal Assent between 1 May 1997 and 1 January 2010 and for which the Home Secretary has policy responsibility and contained references to the purchase, production, sale or misuse of alcohol are listed as follows:

Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

Policing and Crime Act 2009

A total of nine new offences relating to the purchase, production, sale or misuse of alcohol are included within the Acts above. The new offences are listed as follows:

Persistent possession of alcohol in a public place (s30 of Policing and Crime Act 2009)

DPPO-refusal to comply with request (s12(4) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)

Closure Orders (s25(3) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)

Closure Orders (s25(4) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)

Closure Orders (s25(5) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)

Closure Orders (s26(1) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)

Confiscation Act (s1(3) of Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997)

Breach of a Drinking Banning Order (s11(1) of Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006)

Directions to leave-failure to comply with direction (s27(6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006)

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