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Alcohol Commission report

14/09/2020

The APCC’s national lead for Alcohol and Substance Misuse and Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, welcomes the Alcohol Commission report.

Mr Dhindsa said: “I have spent time working alongside the Alcohol Commission’s Chair, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, developing this report and the recommendations captured within it.

Alcohol related harm is a significant concern for elected Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales and an issue which we have unanimously prioritised in our Police and Crime Plans.

Given the estimated costs of alcohol-related crime of £11.4 billion, and the growing risk of people turning to alcohol as a result of the significant pressures arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for co-ordinated national action and a new alcohol strategy has never been stronger.

I urge colleagues from across policing, the public sector and government to make clear your support for the recommendations and help progress where able.”

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