Off-licences in late push to stop young children seeing alcohol in supermarkets

17th June, 2018

Off-licences are mounting a last-minute push to stop young children seeing alcohol in supermarkets.

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill had originally required supermarkets to put all their alcohol behind a wall with a non-transparent door, so that it was not readily visible.

But due to a strong lobbying campaign from retailers, that was changed to a 1.2 metre high physical barrier to be installed in front of the drinks sections in supermarkets and larger shops.

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