HL Deb 05 November 2003 vol 654 cc110-1WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in the light of the interim analytical report by the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit on alcohol misuse, they will set an example by reducing the budget for alcohol in every government department by 25 per cent. [HL5039]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

A wide variety of government departments have an interest in the issues around alcohol misuse. However, the budget for hospitality in government departments is a matter for each individual department.