HC Deb 28 May 2004 vol 422 c179W
Mr. Bailey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of a timetable for implementing the alcohol reduction strategy. [171749]

Ms Blears

We have already begun to implement the Alcohol Harm Strategy for England. Home Office officials are working with officials at the Department of Health and others across Government to make sure that it is implemented on time.

We will be measuring progress regularly against clearly defined indicators, and there will be an independent review early in the next Parliament to assess whether enough progress has been made on working with the industry to develop a voluntary social responsibility scheme.