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News - 20 November 2012

Test purchasing during National Alcohol Awareness Week

During National Alcohol Awareness Week members of Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team will be visiting off-licences with volunteers under the age of 18 to ensure people working at the shops are complying with the law.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for public health and community safety Robert Marshall said: “It is timely that we are carrying out test purchasing in licensed premises during National Alcohol Awareness Week.

“Owners and managers of licensed premises have a responsibility to their communities to ensure they make proper age checks when selling alcohol.

“There are no excuses for underage sales – it should be a formality to ask for proof of age if there is any reason to doubt that someone is old enough to make the purchase. The sale of alcohol to young people harms communities and this is something which simply shouldn’t happen.

“This isn’t about catching premises owners out – we want to work with them to make sure they are contributing to making Staffordshire a safer place to live where people also feel safer, which is a top priority for us.”

NOTE:

Alcohol Concern, the national charity for alcohol misuse, have announced Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW) 2012 on the theme of "It’s time to talk about drinking".


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