Committee Updates November 2015

Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill

Archie Maciver, convener of our licensing law committee gave evidence to the Health and Sport Committee on the above bill.  While supporting the general principles of the bill and any measures which are taken aimed at improving Scotland’s relationship with alcohol, Mr Maciver stated that one of the main provisions of the bill, a bottle marking scheme, could only prove where alcohol was bought, not necessarily how it got into the hands of an underage drinker. 

Read more on the bill and watch the evidence session