MPs not sure on teens buying booze

Dominion Post 1 May 2010

The public have sent a clear message that teens should not be allowed to buy booze, but most MPs are still wavering. A Fairfax Media survey has found that most MPs are either uncertain of what to do or waiting for their party to further consider the matter. But a poll of readers has given overwhelming support to raising the age to 20. Of the 1445 readers who took part, 81 per cent agreed or strongly agreed with the Law Commission’s recommendation that the age be increased. Only 5 per cent strongly disagreed.