§ Norman Lamb
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Government's strategy document on alcohol treatment to be published; what the reason for the delay is; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Blears
I have been asked to reply.367W
On 19 September the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit published their Interim Analytical Report on the harms associated with alcohol misuse. This will help inform the development of the cross-governmental alcohol harm reduction strategy for England. The final report setting out the strategy will be published in time for implementation to begin in 2004, and in line with commitments given in the NHS Plan.