Alcoholism: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th April 2021.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Addictions Strategy will include measures to prevent as well as treat alcohol addiction.

Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to protect funding for alcohol treatment in the Addictions Strategy.

Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Addictions Strategy will help reduce alcohol harm.

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

The scope of the United Kingdom cross-Government addiction strategy is still being developed but will consider a range of issues including drugs, alcohol and problem gambling. The Department will consider the emerging evidence around increased alcohol harms during the COVID-19 pandemic and what further action is needed as we develop the strategy.

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