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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 272, 273 & 274 - Alcohol advertising [42793/17]. (10 Oct 2017)

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272. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health the reason the experience of a group (details supplied) and its submission on the subject are not included in the Bill which plans to regulate the display of alcohol in supermarkets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42793/17]

 

273. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health if a group (details supplied) is included in all discussions regarding the regulation of the display of alcohol in supermarkets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42794/17]

 

274.Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health if the regulations that are implemented in the regulation of display of alcohol in supermarkets reflect the difference between the multiple sector and the smaller retailer (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42795/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne):  I propose to take Questions Nos. 272 to 274, inclusive, together. 

The Public Health Alcohol Bill is in the Programme for a Partnership Government and is a priority. It is intended that it pass through both the Seanad and Dáil in this session of the Oireachtas.

The Minister for Health has listened to the concerns raised around a possible financial burden on small shops arising from the requirement in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill in relation to the separation of alcohol products in mixed retail outlets, and he has made clear his intention to reflect those concerns in amendments that he will bring forward to the Bill.

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