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Alcohol Strategy

EDM number 1530 in 2017-19, proposed by Fiona Bruce on 17/07/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Alcoholism.

That this House welcomes the Government's commitment to publish a new Alcohol Strategy; notes that alcohol harms cost the NHS around £3.5 billion annually and that there are 595,000 adults with alcohol dependence in England, 80 per cent of whom are not in contact with treatment services; further notes the huge cost to family relationships which is caused by alcohol dependency, with alcohol use the most common reason for children to call ChildLine with concerns about their parents, and an estimated 189,119 children in England in 2014-15 living with at least one alcohol dependent adult; notes the damage alcohol harm can cause to couple relationships, with research showing that 95 per cent of couples with a loved one misusing alcohol or drugs feeling it had affected their relationship; further welcomes progress made by the Government to better address the wider impact of alcohol harm, and towards developing an alcohol strategy; and calls on Government to bring forward a comprehensive alcohol strategy in the near future, including necessary investment in better education and support services, and to include a commitment that Minimum Unit Pricing will be reviewed and consulted on as a policy when Public Health England reports on its scientific review into the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing following its recent introduction in Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Fiona Bruce17/07/2018CongletonConservativeProposed
Jim Shannon17/07/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Lady Hermon17/07/2018North DownIndependentSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins17/07/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jeremy Lefroy17/07/2018StaffordConservativeSeconded
Mary Glindon18/07/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
David Amess19/07/2018Southend WestConservativeSigned
Virendra Sharma19/07/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Norman Lamb19/07/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas19/07/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Bob Blackman23/07/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Sandy Martin24/07/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Ruth George24/07/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney24/07/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Alan Brown04/09/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
David Simpson05/09/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Girvan05/09/2018South AntrimDUPSigned
Angus MacNeil06/09/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Cooper13/09/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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