Methodist Church calls on government to revisit alcohol licensing

Anthea Cox, Coordinating Secretary for Public Life andSocial Justice: "Christmas and New Year are a time when many peoplewant to celebrate, and the majority drink sensibly. But the lasttwo weeks have shown that we have a significant problem with bingedrinking and this has lead again to trouble for some drinkers and arise in crime and casualty treatments. We call on the Government torevisit licensing as well as encouraging initiatives that supportpeople in responsible drinking and seeking alternatives toalcohol."

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