Thursday, 14 November 2019

Questions (116)

Robert Troy

Question:

116. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the status of legislation governing minimum unit pricing for the sale of alcohol; and the efforts being made to ensure this legislation is not further delayed and sale of alcohol controls are put in place as soon as possible. [46912/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The 2013 Government Decision which approved a minimum pricing regime envisaged its introduction in Northern Ireland and in this jurisdiction simultaneously. It is my intention to seek a revised Government Decision so that minimum unit pricing can be implemented as soon as possible in order to address the very significant health harms and financial costs of the way alcohol is currently consumed here.