UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Ministers have done nothing on Britain’s alcohol epidemic says Lamb

Press Release   •   Jan 15, 2010 10:11 GMT

“Chaos and confusion reign on what the Government’s actual plans are to tackle alcohol misuse," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on Andy Burnham’s remarks that the Government is considering taking action on the price of alcohol, Norman Lamb, said:

“Chaos and confusion reign on what the Government’s actual plans are to tackle alcohol misuse.

“Britain is sinking into an epidemic of alcohol-related illness, yet ministers have done nothing for over a decade.

“All experts now agree that the best way to prevent alcohol misuse is to put an end to alcohol being sold at pocket-money prices.”