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[Oireachtas] 561. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has received submissions from the supermarket chains suggesting alternatives to his proposals in respect of structural separation of the off license sector. [19960/12]. (24 Apr 2012)

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Following receipt of the third Compliance Report on the RRAI Code of Practice on the Display and Sale of Alcohol in Mixed Trading Premises in October last, I launched a public consultation process inviting views on the Report and, more generally, on the voluntary approach to implementing structural separation of alcohol products in supermarkets, convenience stores and similar outlets. Submissions were subsequently received from a broad range of organisations, including public health bodies, several supermarket chains and other interested parties. Following examination of all the submissions received, I expect to be in a position to seek Government approval for proposals relating to future arrangements for the display and sale of alcohol products in mixed trading outlets in the coming weeks.

Written Answers – Liquor Licensing Laws
Vol. 762 No. 3
Tuesday, 24 April 2012

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