Under consideration PE2092: Change the law and prevent children aged 5 to 17 from drinking alcohol in their home or other private premises

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce legislation to ensure that children under 18 years old cannot legally drink alcohol in their home or other private premises.

Background information

In England, Scotland, and Wales, it's not illegal for someone between the ages of five and 17 to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises. But this does not mean it is recommended. The best advice for young people's health and wellbeing is an alcohol-free childhood.

It was brought to my attention by Police Scotland and social services that children are allowed to consume alcohol from age 5 in their home or private premises.

There is a focus to increase the cost of alcohol to help tackle problems. Scotland has issues with many adults abusing alcohol. I believe this situation doesn't help. We need to support our children to make the right decisions and not hide behind loop-holes in the law but instead change them.

  • Created by Jamie-Lee Dougal
  • Considered from 9 April 2024
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