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SGF Welcome Government Re-think on Alcohol Plans

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that measures to tackle alcohol misuse will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament later this year in a new Health Bill.

John Drummond, Chief Executive of the SGF said;

“SGF welcomes the Scottish Government’s decision to introduce these measures as a new separate bill. It is only right and proper that such significant changes in policy which will have huge implications for businesses and consumers are properly scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament.

“Scotland does have a challenging relationship with alcohol. If the Government is truly serious about changing this culture they must accept the importance of public and parliamentary debate in this process.”