Barbara Castle’s Social Revolution – May Have Saved Over 62,000 Lives

Barbara Castle’s Social Revolution – May Have Saved Over 62,000 Lives “Everyone has cause to be grateful for the courage of Barbara Castle who pioneered the greatest life saving Act in road safety which may have prevented over 62,000 people from being killed on our roads – equivalent to an average MP’s constituency – over… Read more »

George Howarth Serves up a ‘Bucks Fizz’

George Howarth Serves up a ‘Bucks Fizz’ “George Howarth, Home Office Minister, has served a bucks fizz with his measures to deal with alcopops”, says Derek Rutherford commenting on today’s announcement. Whilst we welcome measures which help to enforce the law to curb under age drinking and protect minors, we believe that the proof of… Read more »

Missed opportunity to curb underage drinking

Missed opportunity to curb underage drinking The Institute of Alcohol Studies expressed disappointment at the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s refusal to hike the tax on ‘alcopops’ in today’s budget speech. In a statement, IAS Director Derek Rutherford said that the Chancellor had declined an opportunity to tackle a serious and growing problem. The public were… Read more »

The ‘Alcopops’ Scandal

The ‘Alcopops’ Scandal The drinks industry has behaved so cynically and irresponsibly in promoting ‘alcopops’ despite or perhaps because of their attraction to children and young people that it cannot be left to regulate itself, said Derek Rutherford, director of the IAS. Derek Rutherford was speaking in support of the Daily Express’ initiative to seek… Read more »

Drink drive cases up over Christmas – IAS Comment

Drink drive cases up over Christmas – IAS Comment The 18 per cent increase in the number of motorists caught drinking and driving over the Christmas and New Year period, and the 4 per cent increase in the number of alcohol related road accidents, provides further evidence that the anti-drink drive campaign is floundering and… Read more »

A 50mg limit could produce a saving of 200 lives each year

A 50mg limit could produce a saving of 200 lives each year The increase in the number of alcohol-related road deaths in 1995 may not have happened had last Christmas the Secretary of State announced the lowering of the legal limit for drinking and driving (alcohol-related road deaths increased by 7.5% – from 540 in… Read more »