IAS Condemns Delay in Tackling Drink Driving

IAS Condemns Delay in Tackling Drink Driving Responding to the Government’s White Paper on road safety, the IAS said that while it was delighted the Government still intends to lower the legal alcohol limit, it was dismayed by its delay in actually introducing this and other measures. The IAS said: “There is no valid reason… Read more »

Majority Oppose Late Night Drinking

Majority Oppose Late Night Drinking Most people are opposed to extending drinking hours, especially in residential areas. The huge majority are in favour of local residents having the right to object to late night opening and are opposed to any reduction in the legal drinking age. Over three quarters are against petrol stations being allowed… Read more »

Drugged up on Drink

Drugged up on Drink

Drugged up on Drink The drink industry has fought a “recreational drug war” in order to win back the youth market. In a consumer culture characterised by the search for instant gratification, one result has been the growth in teenage drunkenness. This is the argument of researcher Kevin Brain in a new paper* published today… Read more »

Combating Drink-Driving – Next Steps A Consultation Document

Combating Drink-Driving – Next Steps A Consultation Document Letter to Lord Whitty Since the end of the consultation period, 20 months have elapsed during which time the Government has been able to formulate policy with regard to life saving and injury preventing road safety measures, particularly in relation to a lower legal limit and police… Read more »

1999 Budget Excise Duties Brown acused of political cynicism

1999 Budget Excise Duties – Brown accused of political cynicism The Chancellor of the Exchequer decision to freeze excise duties on alcohol while raising them on tobacco is an exercise in political cynicism, the IAS said. If the problem of smuggling is not to be allowed to undermine health policy on tobacco, as the Chancellor… Read more »

Institute of Alcohol Studies Challenges Government over Millennium Binge Government proposals ‘Against Public Interest’

Institute of Alcohol Studies Challenges Government over Millennium Binge Government proposals ‘Against Public Interest’

Institute of Alcohol Studies Challenges Government over Millennium Binge Government proposals ‘Against Public Interest’. Government Ministers are being challenged by the IAS to provide assurances that health and other public services will be maintained over the millennium holiday period. The challenge is contained in the IAS response to Government proposals to allow pubs and clubs… Read more »

Lowering Drink Drive Limit Could Save Over 200 Lives A Year

Lowering Drink Drive Limit Could Save Over 200 Lives A Year Lowering the drink drive limit is the most important element in the package of measures needed if the Labour Government wishes to crown the road safety success begun by a previous Labour Government under Barbara Castle. The beneficial effect on road fatalities of reducing… Read more »

The IAS Welcomes New Drink Drive Proposals

The IAS Welcomes New Drink Drive Proposals The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) today welcomed the Government’s proposals to combat drink driving, especially the lowering of the limit to 50mg, in the White Paper ‘Combating Drink-Driving – Next Steps’. Speaking for the IAS, Derek Rutherford said, “It is 30 years since the 80 mgs limit… Read more »