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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Question for Department of Health

UIN 37666, tabled on 19 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that when revised UK Chief Medical Officers' Guidelines on keeping health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level, published in January 2016, are communicated to the public they are placed in the context that moderate alcohol consumption can be part of a healthy lifestyle for people that choose to drink.

Answered on

27 May 2016

The UK Chief Medical Officers’ alcohol guidelines give the public the latest and most up to date scientific information so that they can make informed decisions about their own drinking.

It is however important that the new guidelines are clear and understandable and take into account the responses to the consultation.

We will publish the final guidelines and the government response to the consultation as soon as possible.