" The government should take complete control. I believe we should work like Norway does with outlets selling alcohol and nothing else, and a strict ratio of the number of off-licences to the population.
Halesworth has a population of around 5,000, so two fully -fledged off-licences would be sufficient. "
Wine Shop, Halesworth, Suffolk
"Anything the government gets involved in is generally a nightmare and a long-winded, bureaucratic mess. The problem is that whatever becomes flavour of the month, the government will stamp down on it. But whether we can be left to self-regulate remains to be seen."
Bowers Wine & Spirits
"Putting units on drinks is a good idea, but anything past that is an infringement o n people's freedom. It's up to the individual to choose what they drink and how much .
The government can give the public information about the dangers of drinking too much, but that's as far as they should go."
Stanpit Wine Merchant
"The industry should be left to self-regulate. If we want to do a promotion, we should be able to, and in my opinion, pubs should still be allowed to run happy hours. From a binge-drinking point of view, police should be doing more to clamp
down on irresponsible drinkers, rather than retailers ."