Written Answers. - Intoxicating Liquor Legislation.

590.

asked the Minister for Justice if he proposes to introduce legislation to prevent the renewal of a licence to public houses where drugs such as heroin are distributed.

591.

asked the Minister for Justice if he agrees that there is a considerable increase in under age drinking; if he has any plans to introduce stricter controls and enforcement of the licensing laws; if he has any plans to introduce regulations which will provide for an identity cards system; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Limerick East): It is proposed to take Questions Nos. 590 and 591 together.

The legislation relating to intoxicating liquor is under continuing review with a view to deciding what specific amendments should be introduced to combat abuses. All aspects of the matter are being borne in mind in this review, including those referred to in these questions.