Tag Archives: drinking banning orders

Lunchtime debate: Should we ban domestic violence offenders from drinking alcohol?

The Chief Constable of the new Scottish single police force has suggested that men who are convicted of domestic violence while drunk should be banned from drinking alcohol.

I wondered what Lib Dem Voice readers thought of this proposal. In England, Drinking Banning Orders have been around for 7 years but the guidance on their use suggests that they may not be appropriate if an individual is subject to domestic violence proceedings.

I’d be interested to see if anyone has any knowledge of how these orders work in practice, and whether they are effective in reducing offending. Are they too illiberal, …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , and | 7 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarMichael Kilpatrick 20th Oct - 12:02pm
    You are so thoroughly right! The idea of arbitrary devolution to a mish-mash of city regions and so on is a recipe for disaster. It...
  • User Avatarrob 20th Oct - 11:59am
    Ok Mick, you've convinced me with your argument. We should just stand on a platform of regional devolution (paid for by scrapping the House of...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 20th Oct - 11:55am
    GP appointments on the Costa Brava are immediate, and generally the health system is absolutely fantastic.
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 20th Oct - 11:54am
    Igor, Work visas are automatic in my experience in the US, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Australia, India, and West Africa. It's true that the...
  • User AvatarIgor Sagdejev 20th Oct - 11:38am
    I wonder how are things with GP appointments in Torremolinos and around?
  • User AvatarAllan 20th Oct - 11:33am
    Apologies forgot to say voters are angry because they are put off years at a time we are not daft we do know you all...