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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of Care of 17 March 2020, Official Report column 274-275WH, when the roundtable on low and no alcohol products will meet; and how many public health experts will be invited to take part; and which other organisations (a) have been and (b) will be invited.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Plans to hold a roundtable meeting on low and no alcohol products have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic taking Government priority. The Department, Public Health England and representatives from the alcohol industry will meet at a later date to discuss proposals outlined in the prevention Green Paper on how industry can deliver a significant increase in the availability of alcohol-free and low-alcohol products by 2025.

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