Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (193)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

193. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when he intends to provide statutory effect to section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18026/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The position is that the Report of the Steering Group on a National Substance Misuse Strategy, which was published last year, contains a broad range of recommendations which seek to address the negative consequences of alcohol misuse and alcohol-related harm in this country. The Department of Health is currently developing an Action Plan for submission to the Government in response to the Report's recommendations. Future arrangements for the display and sale of alcohol in mixed trading outlets such as supermarkets and convenience stores will be considered by the Government in the context of that Action Plan.