McConalogue, Charlie

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Joint Committee on Health and Children Debate

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I thank the Minister of State and the chief medical officer for attending this meeting and for the work they have done through the steering committee. They have obviously put a great deal of thought ...More Button

Did the chief medical officer consider increasing excise duty on drinks sold through the off-trade? Deputy Dowds suggested lowering prices in pubs but a lower rate of excise in pubs is not possible t...More Button

It still would leave a significant price gap between the two. The Minister of State made an interesting point earlier that on the Continent, 80% of alcohol is consumed with food, whereas the opposite...More Button


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