Alcohol Control Policy in England and Wales

  • Raymond J. Hodgson


Buying and consuming alcohol are certainly influenced by their consequences. Even the chronic drunken offender will moderate his drinking if enough positive incentives are provided (Miller, 1975). Future societies will no doubt attempt to reward sobriety instead of punishing drunkenness by providing inexpensive life, automobile, and health insurance, as well as a range of other benefits to moderate drinkers. Until now, however, most governments have made greater use of penalties and controls. This section, therefore, reviews the restrictive controls that have been or are being imposed in England and Wales. These controls include liquor licensing laws, the drunken offender, drink and driving, fiscal policies, and advertising controls.


Fiscal Policy Public House Blood Alcohol Concentration Resale Price Maintenance License Premise 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond J. Hodgson
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  1. 1.Whitchurch HospitalWhitchurch, CardiffWales

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