UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Alcohol industry irresponsible for not warning of health risks says Lamb

Press Release   •   Feb 15, 2010 10:21 GMT

“This makes a mockery of their claims to be socially responsible and we now have to consider the case for mandatory warnings," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on reports that some of the UK’s largest alcohol retailers are failing to comply with their own agreement to inform drinkers of the health risks of alcohol consumption, Norman Lamb said:

“The alcohol industry agreed to start using these labels yet three years later they still haven’t complied.

“This makes a mockery of their claims to be socially responsible and we now have to consider the case for mandatory warnings.

“It’s clear that voluntary agreements with large sections of the alcohol industry aren’t worth the paper they are written on.”