Action needed on alcohol sales23rd November 2007
The prime minister has said that a "co-ordinated" effort is required to stamp out the sales of alcoholic beverages to under-age drinkers.
Launching a Home Office campaign, Gordon Brown said he would investigate "whether we need to do more voluntarily or in a regulatory way".
The campaign will target 1,500 establishments in 90 areas which sell alcohol to under-age drinkers. An Ofsted survey found that a fifth of 10 to 15-year-olds drank on a regular basis.
Mr Brown said the campaign would examine "whether we can build upon the efforts to deal with some of the problems".
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Title: Action needed on alcohol sales
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 4876
Date Added: 23rd Nov 2007