All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse exists to promote the discussion of alcohol-related issues, raise matters of concern and to make recommendations to government and other policy makers.
All Party Parliamentary Groups are made up of backbench MPs and peers from all political parties in Parliament. They provide an opportunity for discussion and co-operation on particular issues. The group is chaired by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and meets several times throughout the year.
In 2008/09 the APPG conducted an Inquiry into the future of alcohol treatment services, inviting written submissions and conducting three meetings of oral evidence hearings. The APPG focused on whether and how recent policy developments have made an impact on treatment delivery, what the challenges are for people working in the system and which actions need to be taken to widen access and place the system on a stable and sustainable footing.
The Inquiry revealed patchy levels of funding and inconsistencies in the way treatment services are being planned across the country.
Download a copy of the APPG's report 'The future of alcohol treatment services', published 18 May 2009.
Alcohol Concern provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse. Lundbeck Ltd, an ethical research-based pharmaceutical company specialising in diseases of the central nervous system, provides a grant to Alcohol Concern to engage administrative support for the group. The administrative function is provided by Munro & Forster Communications on behalf of Alcohol Concern.
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