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09/03/06
Super-Strength Lager BannedSuper-Strength Lager Banned
- Westminster Council to clamp down on high-alcohol beers after campaign by homeless charity

SUPER-STRENGTH lager is to be banned from shops in parts of the centre of town by Westminster Council, in a bid to help prevent alcoholism among Londonís homeless people.

With an alcohol content of nine per cent, super-strength lager is approximately twice as strong as run-of-the-mill lagers and beers, giving more bang for your bucks, a key consideration for the down-at-heel.

Westminster Council came up with the new policy following a campaign by homeless charity Thames Reach Bondway.

The next step could be fag-packet style government health warnings for super-strength lagers, a measure sought for by Thames Reach Bondway, but one out of the remit of the council.



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