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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 368 - Alcohol products tax. [29530/11]. (18 Oct 2011)

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368.  Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the legislative or other initiatives he plans with regard to regulation of the sale of alcohol through off-licences; if he is satisfied with the Responsible Retailers of Alcohol in Ireland voluntary code and compliance with same; his views regarding the code as it relates to specialist off-licences and mixed traders; his further views regarding enforcement of section 9 of the miscellaneous provisions Bill. [29530/11]  

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): The Chairperson of Responsible Retailing of Alcohol in Ireland (RRAI), Mr Padraic White, submitted the 3rd Compliance Report on the Implementation of the Code of Practice on the Display and Sale of Alcohol in Mixed Trading Premises on 30 September. The Code does not apply to specialist off-licences.

Arrangements are currently being made to publish that Report on my Department’s website. I intend to seek the views of interested bodies on its conclusions and, more generally, on the effectiveness of the voluntary approach to implementing structural separation objectives in mixed trading premises preparatory to a decision on whether to commence the statutory provisions on structural separation in section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008.
Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws
Vol. 744 No. 1
Tuesday, 18 October 2011

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