SB 15-61 Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill


Dr Richard Simpson MSP’s Member’s Bill – the Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill – was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 1 April 2015. It takes forward ten main proposals. These are:

  • minimum pricing for packages containg more than one alcohol product,
  • banning alcoholic drinks containing high levels of caffeine,
  • age discrimination in off-sales,
  • container marking in off-sales,
  • community involvment in licensing decisions,
  • restrictions on alcohol advertising,
  • alcohol education policy statements,
  • drinking banning orders,
  • alcohol awareness training as an alternative to a fixed penalty fine, and
  • notification of offender’s GP.

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Published: 29 September 2015

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