Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May made a statement in the House of Commons on Friday 23 March on the cross-government alcohol strategy
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on alcoholism in the Topics and News sections. Further information about the Government's alcohol strategy can be found on the Home Office website.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.