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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 96 - Interdepartmental working groups [alcohol] [28970/14]. (08 Jul 2014)

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Deputy Róisín Shortall  asked the Taoiseach the current members of the interdepartmental working group on alcohol sponsorship of sport; the dates of each of the meetings of the working group; the target month for the working group to report to Government; and the work that has been carried out to date by the group.  [28970/14]

The Taoiseach: The Interdepartmental Working Group on Alcohol Sponsorship of Sport has met on two occasions, 10 December 2013 and 28 February 2014. Members comprise officials from the following Departments: Taoiseach (Chair), Health, Public Expenditure and Reform, Finance, Social Protection, Transport, Tourism and Sport, Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Children and Youth Affairs, and Education and Skills.

Following a review of available evidence, the Working Group identified information gaps, and subsequently organised a consultation process starting on 16 May, seeking relevant information from interested parties. 18 submissions have been received. The Group has been asked to report its findings to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy before the end of the year and the submissions will form an important input to the Group's work from now on.

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