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[Oireachtas] 356. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health and Children his plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol for sale from supermarkets, shops and off-licences. [6686/11]. (05 Apr 2011)

URL: http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2011/04/05/00260...


Minister for Health and Children (Deputy James Reilly): The introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol is just one of the many issues being discussed by the Steering Group developing the National Substance Misuse Strategy (NSMS). The Steering Group was established in December 2009 to develop the alcohol element of the National Substance Misuse Strategy. It will base its recommendations on evidence based measures to deal with the significant public health issue of alcohol in areas such as supply (including price, availability and marketing), prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. I expect to receive the Report of the Steering Group later this year. 

Written Answers - Alcohol Prices
Vol 729. No 2
5 April 2011
Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:5 April 2011
EndNote:View
Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Alcohol beverage sales outlet
L Social psychology and related concepts > Economic availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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