Analysis of Responses to the Consultation on the Scottish Government's Strategic Approach to Changing Scotland's relationship with Alcohol

DescriptionThe report contains findings from an analysis of written responses to the Scottish Government consultation: 'Changing Scotland's Relationship with Alcohol: A Discussion Paper on Our Strategic Approach'
ISBN978 0 7559 7395
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2009
Website Publication DateMarch 02, 2009

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Hexagon Research and Consulting in association with Adrian Colwell Associates
ISBN 978 0 7559 7395 8 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF CHARTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Background to the consultation
The consultation process
Methodology
This report

CHAPTER 2: ANALYSIS OF CONSULTATION RESPONDENTS
Introduction
Individual respondents
Organisational respondents

CHAPTER 3: ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES FROM INDIVIDUALS
Summary
Introduction
Further measure to end irresponsible promotions and below-cost selling
Minimum retail pricing
Information for parents
Raising the minimum legal age for off-sales purchases to 21
Social Responsibility Fee
Promotional material in licensed premises
Separate alcohol checkouts and minimum age of checkout staff
Comments and views in Ministerial Correspondence

CHAPTER 4: ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES FROM ORGANISATIONS
Summary
Introduction
Overview of organisational responses
Further measures to end irresponsible promotions and below-cost selling
Minimum retail pricing
Information for parents
Raising the minimum legal age for off-sales purchases to 21
Social Responsibility Fee
Promotional material in licensed premises
Separate alcohol checkouts and minimum age of checkout staff
Additional actions

CHAPTER 5: OTHER RESPONSES AND SURVEYS
Summary
Introduction
Summit on Underage Drinking
Young Scot Survey
MSPs' surveys
Scottish Prison Service consultation
Young people's views - East Renfrewshire and Dundee
Public petitions to the Scottish Parliament
Other surveys

CHAPTER 6: CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIX 1: Complete List of Discussion Paper Consultation Questions

APPENDIX 2: Tables

APPENDIX 3: Report of the Summit on Underage Drinking

APPENDIX 4: Summary of Results of Surveys Conducted by Two MSPs

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.