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Written Answers - Substance Abuse

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 597.  Deputy Charlie McConalogue Information on Charlie McConalogue Zoom on Charlie McConalogue  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  his views on the recommendations of the national substance misuse strategy steering group with regard to the problem of excessive youth alcohol consumption; which of the recommendations will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15827/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly The report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group made a range of recommendations that impact directly and indirectly on the problem of excessive youth alcohol consumption. At this juncture, the recommendations of the Steering Group are encouraging public debate and I envisage an Action Plan being developed in advance of proposals being drafted for Government that will take account of — among other things — the recommendations of the Steering Group that relate to this problem.


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