Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill - Submission

NZPA | Thu April 23rd, 2009

The Police Association welcomes the introduction of the Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill. There is widespread concern among police officers at the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption, both in terms of road trauma and crime, and most officers believe that tightening laws around sale and supply of liquor will make a positive difference.

We believe most of the proposals in this Bill are likely to have a positive, but limited impact. However, the key but ‘thornier’ questions – particularly around raising the drinking age; addressing parental supply of liquor; and lowering of the permissible adult driver blood alcohol level – remain un-addressed. 

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