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Dáil Question on the display of alcohol in shops

DÁIL QUESTION NO: 151  addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter) by Deputy Anthony Lawlor for WRITTEN on Thursday, 19th April, 2012.

* To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when he will be in a position to comment on the public consultation process on the Third Compliance Report on the implementation of the code of practice on the display and sale of alcohol in mixed trading premises; when will a decision be made on whether to commence the statutory provision on structural separation in Section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Anthony Lawlor

REPLY.

The position is that the public consultation process to which the Deputy refers elicited a broad range of views on future arrangements for the display and sale of alcohol products in mixed trading outlets. Following examination of the responses received I expect to be in a position to seek Government approval for proposals relating to future arrangements for such display and sale in the coming weeks.