§ 16. Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he proposes to take to tackle the health problems associated with alcohol and binge-drinking. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
The Government's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England will be published and implemented from 2004, in line with the commitments given in the NHS Plan. The strategy will be a cross-cutting effort on the part of Government and other key stakeholders to tackling the harms associated with alcohol misuse, including binge drinking.