UK: Gov't to spend £1.4m to tackle binge drinking

17 June, 2009

UK: The Government is set to spend £1.4 million to tackle binge drinking.

Ed Balls, minister for the Department for Children, Schools and Families, said that 69 ‘youth crime priority areas’ will get a share of the money.

Welcoming today’s announcement, Jeremy Beadles, chief executive of the WSTA, said: "We welcome this step to tackle anti-social behaviour and youth crime linked to alcohol misuse.  There is mounting evidence to show that tough enforcement and education, supported by cooperation involving police, local authorities and businesses, can combat this problem."

The initiative follows the Youth Alcohol Action Plan, which was announced last June. 

 





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