Increase in drunkenness in young persons under 21 years of age, 1957

The National Council of Women in Conference assembled, views with deep concern the distressing rise in convictions for drunkenness amongst young persons under twenty-one years of age, which is estimated to have increased by 43% over the whole country (England and Wales) between 1953 and 1955.  The National Council of Women urges her Majesty’s Government to combat this evil, using those methods of propaganda most likely to reach young people, such as radio and television programmes, films and posters, and by encouraging the introduction of slot machines containing soft drinks in factories and public places. 

The National Council of Women further urges Her Majesty’s Government to institute an enquiry into the reasons for this increase. 

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