Minimum Unit Price Seminar

31 May 2011

The Public Health Agency is holding a seminar to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol related harm and to encourage people to respond to the Minimum Unit Price Consultation before 26 June 2011.

On 18 January, Minister Attwood (DSD) and Minister McGimpsey (DHSSPS) launched a consultation on the introduction of a number of measures including minimum unit pricing to tackle problems associated with the availability of cheap alcohol in Northern Ireland. The consultation runs for 16 weeks from 7 March 2011 to 26 June 2011. Details of the seminar are printed below. To download this as a pdf click here. To download the booking form click here. ______________________________________________________________________________ IS IT TIME TO SET A MINIMUM UNIT PRICE FOR ALCOHOL? 14 June 2011 � Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA Programme: 9.00am: Registration 9.30am: Welcome Dr Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive, Public Health Agency 9.45am: Overview of consultation 10.15am: The UK�s uneasy relationship with alcohol � an opportunity for Northern Ireland to lead the way, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Royal Liverpool Hospital and University of Liverpool 10.45am: Break 11.10am: The impact of minimum pricing on alcohol consumption and alcohol related harm: Evidence from the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model, Dr John Holmes, University of Sheffield, ScHARR 11.40am: Why minimum unit pricing won�t work, Gavin Partington, Communications Director, The Wine and Spirit Trade Association 12.00noon: Panel; Question and answer session 12.30pm: Closing remarks 12.45pm: Light lunch provided Who should attend � professionals who work within criminal justice � health and social care sectors � the community and voluntary sector � those working in the alcohol retail trade � councils and political representatives Booking Please download and return the booking form to Carrie Crossan by email or fax 028 9031 1711. Closing date 6 June 2011