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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 171 & 172 - Liquor licensing laws [13796/11]. (01 Jun 2011)

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171.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will give a commitment to consult with organisations working to tackle alcohol misuse in society here such as public health and youth organisations prior to the publication of the Sale of Alcohol Bill. [13796/11]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): The Government Legislative Programme provides for publication of the Sale of Alcohol Bill in late 2011. I will consider submissions in relation to the Bill from interested parties, including any such submissions from public health and youth organisations, before finalising its contents.
172.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 309 of 25 January 2011, if he has published the second compliance report on the code of practice on the display and sale of alcohol in mixed trading premises and the amended code; if so, will he supply a copy of both documents; if not, when it is envisaged to publish these documents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13797/11]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Mr Padraic White, Chairperson of the Responsible Retailers of Alcohol in Ireland (RRAI), submitted the second Compliance Report on the Code of Practice on the Display and Sale of Alcohol in Mixed Trading Premises to my predecessor in November 2010. RRAI was subsequently requested to strengthen the Code’s mechanisms for receiving and resolving complaints concerning infringements of its provisions. I understand that this has been agreed and that details of the revised arrangements will be announced by RRAI shortly. In the meantime, the second Compliance Report is being published on the Department’s web site.
I expect that the third Compliance Report will be submitted by RRAI in early October. I intend to seek the views of interested bodies on the Report’s findings and the voluntary approach to implementing the objective of structural separation in mixed trading premises, prior to any decision on whether to commence the structural separation provisions in section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008.
Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws
1 June 2011
Vol. 734 No. 1

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