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Consumer Protection

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 7 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ceisteanna (87)

Gerry Adams


87 Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he has considered the damaging impact on persons' health caused by the below cost selling of alcohol; and if he will advocate measures to ban the below cost selling of alcohol. [39111/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

A National Substance Misuse Strategy was established in 2009. It is examining the development of policy to deal with a wide range of key issues relating to the supply, pricing, availability and marketing of alcohol — including the question of a minimum price for alcohol — along with measures for the policy areas of prevention strategies, treatment, rehabilitation and substance dependency, research and information. The report of the Steering Group is close to completion. I expect to receive proposals in the coming months and I will then brief my colleagues in Government on these.