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Charities Speak out on Underage Drinking

Magazine article Public Finance

Charities Speak out on Underage Drinking

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Charities have said there should be harsher penalties for adults who buy alcohol for teenagers and more engagement with young people, as the government announced the results of a halfterm crackdown on underage drinking.

Announcing the results of a Home Office-funded campaign on April 9, crime reduction minister Vernon Coaker said over 44,0OO pints of confiscated by police forces in England and Wales between February 8 and 24. Over 5,000 young alcohol, 25% of whom were aged 15 or younger.

The government hailed the operation as a success, but alcohol misuse charities have continued to call for a look at the wider issues.

Alcohol Concern spokesman Frank Soodeen said teenagers were buying alcohol from smaller outlets in the face of tougher enforcement In bigger stores, and also relying on adults to buy it for them.

'There is a problem in terms of the gap between the fine an adult faces and the fine a store faces for this. …

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