HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c275W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to publish a report on a long-term strategy to deal with alcohol abuse. [156910]

Ms Stuart

We remain committed to the publication of a cross Government strategy to tackle alcohol misuse, and we are working with key stakeholders across Government, the alcohol field and the alcohol industry to ensure that this commitment is delivered.

The NHS Plan, published in July 2000, said that the Department would be implementing the strategy by 2004. The Department expects to publish a consultation paper in due course.