Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (652)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

652. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Health the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding Festival sponsorship; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8673/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I wish to inform the Deputy that real and tangible proposals are currently being finalised on foot of the recommendations in the National Substance Misuse Strategy report. These proposals cover all of the areas mentioned in the report, including legislation on minimum unit pricing; labelling of alcohol products; and prevention and intervention activities on alcohol. My Department is also working closely with other Departments and I wish to assure the Deputy that concerns such as those expressed in the correspondence are being considered.

The Cabinet Committee on Social Policy has considered the aforementioned proposals and I intend to bring forward specific proposals for consideration by Government as soon as possible.