HC Deb 19 June 1997 vol 296 c247W
Mr. Cotter

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations he plans to introduce governing the production and sale of alcopops drinks. [3952]

Mr. George Howarth

The Government are very concerned about the promotion and sale of certain alcoholic drinks to children, and I am holding urgent talks with the drinks industry. I am also chairing a Ministerial Group to examine options for Government action. We shall not hesitate to act if the industry response is unsatisfactory.