Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th November 2015.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Labour, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish its low-risk drinking guidelines.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is overseeing a United Kingdom-wide review of all alcohol guidelines so that people can make informed choices about their drinking at all stages of their lives.

The Guidelines Development Group, a group of independent experts, was tasked with developing the lower-risk drinking guidelines for the UK CMOs to consider. The group have researched and developed a proposal on the guidelines. We will be consulting on these shortly.

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