HC Deb 30 June 1988 vol 136 cc293-4W
Mr. Adley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to review the law relating to the sale of alcohol in supermarkets; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Following the report of the working group on young people and alcohol, chaired by Baroness Masham, provisions were included in the Licensing Act 1988 to strengthen the licensing law. These included measures to control further the sale of alcohol to young people and in particular to require sales in off-licensed premises by staff, under the age of 18 to be effectively supervised. We are not persuaded that a further review of licensing controls on supermarkets is required at present.