§ Mr. Lepper
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress in publishing and consulting on a national strategy for alcohol. 308W
§ Jacqui Smith
The broad timetable for the strategy is set out in the NHS Plan, which was published in July 2000. The plan said that the Department would be implementing the strategy by 2004. The Department expects to publish a consultation paper in due course.