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Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 245791, tabled on 18 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the public information campaign in Scotland on increasing awareness of the Chief Medical Officers’ low risk-drinking guidelines of 14 units a week.

Answered on

30 April 2019

There are no plans to make an independent assessment of the recent count 14 campaign in Scotland. The Department will review the Scottish Government’s evaluation of the campaign, when this becomes available.

The Department continues to promote the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking guidelines in England through online platforms and by encouraging producers to reflect the guidelines on the labels of alcoholic drinks. Local authorities also continue to promote these guidelines as part of their public health duties.