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Question ref. S5W-25402
Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 18 September 2019

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what further steps it will take to protect children and young people from exposure to alcohol marketing.

Current status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 19 September 2019


Answer

Tackling the attractiveness of alcohol through restricting alcohol marketing is central to our Alcohol Framework 2018 : Preventing Harm.

I have committed to consulting on a range of potential measures to restrict alcohol marketing. I am pleased to announce that, as part of that consultation work, we have commissioned Young Scot to facilitate a co-design project on alcohol marketing, with young people in Scotland.

Over the next six months, the Young Scot Health Panel will explore the extent of alcohol marketing in Scotland, the effectiveness of the current regulatory system and make recommendations on how alcohol marketing in Scotland might be restricted. This will build on the Children’s Parliament’s project on an alcohol-free childhood.

The young people’s views and findings will feed into our public consultation on potential measures to restrict alcohol marketing. I will issue this in Spring 2020.