Scottish Lib Dems oppose bid to raise alcohol purchase age

Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Ross Finnie (MSP, West of Scotland) has demanded the Scottish government drop its plans to raise the purchase age for alcohol in off-sales premises.

Mr Finnie’s call follows a petition presented to the Scottish Parliament by the Coalition Against Raising the Drinking Age in Scotland (CARDAS).

Mr Finnie said: ‘Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed this preposterous plan.

‘There is general consensus that the government must take action to tackle alcohol abuse, but demonising a whole generation of young people is not the answer. The SNP must drop this proposal.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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