NDM7996 Plaid Cymru Debate - Alcohol-related harm

NDM7996 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)  

To propose that the Senedd: 

1. Notes that there were 438 alcohol-related deaths in Wales in 2020: the highest level in 20 years, and a 19 per cent increase from 2019.. 

2. Regrets the rising number of alcohol-related deaths, alcohol-related hospital admissions, and cases of alcohol dependency in Wales that disproportionately affect those at socio-economic disadvantage. 

3. Notes the Welsh Government’s Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2019-2022. 

4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to provide a stronger commitment, enhanced resources and measurable targets to combat alcohol-related harm within a renewed substance misuse delivery plan from 2023. 

Welsh Government Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2019-2022 

The following amendments were tabled: 

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham) 

Delete all and replace with: 

To propose that the Senedd: 

1. Acknowledges that there were 438 alcohol specific deaths in Wales in 2020: the highest level in 20 years, a 19 per cent increase from 2019. 

2. Notes the levels of alcohol related hospital admissions and the disproportionate impact of alcohol on deprived communities. 

3. Notes the Welsh Government’s Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2019-2022. 

4. Welcomes the Welsh Government’s continued commitment to substance misuse by protecting and ring-fencing its funding in the budget, the £9 million increase in funding for 2022/23 and a commitment to further increases in 2023/24 and 2024/25. 

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected] 

Amendment 2 Darren Millar (Clwyd West) 

Add as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly: 

Is concerned that the number of treatments started for substance misuse in Wales has decreased by 15 per cent in the last five years.

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 04/05/2022