Minister welcomes release of liquor report
Hon Simon Power
Minister of Justice
Responsible for the Law Commission
30 July 2009
Minister welcomes release of
Justice Minister Simon Power welcomes the
release today of the Law Commission's issues paper on the
reform of New Zealand's liquor laws.
"This is a
comprehensive report that looks closely at a wide range of
problems caused by alcohol use, and raises many issues for
discussion and debate.
"As the Minister of Justice, I'm
interested that it addresses the effects of alcohol use on
the level of criminal offending.
"I have asked the Law
Commission to deliver its final report by March next year,
to enable a package of legislation to address alcohol use to
be passed by the end of next year.
"That will be a year
earlier than originally planned.
"I urge the public to
take time to read the proposals over the next three months,
and I look forward to the responses to
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