Blog: Olly WehringDrinking age compromise deal for Scotland?

Olly Wehring | 24 September 2008

just-drinks, with its finely tuned ear firmly to the ground, hears there is talk of a compromise deal on legislation to raise the legal drinking age in Scotland.

A petition presented to Scottish MPs yesterday (23 September), and signed by 10,000 people, underlined the opposition that the ruling Scottish National Party faces in trying to ban under-21s from buying alcohol in shops.

In Parliament, Conservatives and Liberals say they are against. Labour has also, albeit more hesitantly, made it known that it is largely against the idea.

It is now thought that the SNP may attempt to side-step opponents by enshrining local authorities across Scotland with the power to make their own minds up on a ban.

It is rumoured that Labour, the second-largest party, would be prepared to back this kind of piecemeal legislation. cm.


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