Alcoholism

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This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on alcoholism. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Health
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on UK public health services.
11.04.2013Driving: alcohol
This note sets out the offences associated with driving and drinking and the policies of successive governments.
29.03.2012Statistics on alcohol
Statistics on alcohol by Rachael Harker (SN/SG/3311) presents statistical information on aspects of drinking. The Note examines trends and patterns in drinking among adults and young people. It also includes information on alcohol-related ill health, NHS hospital activity and the cost of alcohol misuse
13.10.2009Alcohol policy and the effects of The Licensing Act 2003
This article reviews some figures on alcohol-related mortality and morbidity, discusses the policy challenge posed by excessive alcohol consumption and evaluates some of the statistics that have emerged following the implementation of The Licensing Act.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
18.03.2010Alcohol.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
10.12.2009Alcohol.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
15.07.2009Reducing alcohol harm: health services in England for alcohol misuse.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
18.10.2011SUPER-STRENGTH WHITE CIDER
That this House notes the announcement in the 2011 Budget that new duty rates would apply to low strength and high strength beers and that these new rates took effect from 1 October ...
18.10.2011AFFORDABILITY AND AVAILABILITY OF ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM
That this House believes there is a link between alcohol-related harm and the availability and affordability of alcohol; further believes that urgent action is needed to reduce the ...
12.07.2011FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
That this House notes with concern research carried out at the Medical Research Council's laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, which has concluded that alcohol damages DNA ...
14.12.2010UK ALCOHOL POLICY
That this House acknowledges the Government's aimof tackling alcohol harm; notes with concern its intention to work closely with global alcohol businesses in developing UK alcohol policy; ...
18.11.2010SUPERMARKET ALCOHOL PRICES CHRISTMAS 2010
That this House condemns the move by a number of major supermarket chains to slash their prices for alcohol over the festive period; notes that this is yet another example of irresponsible ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses