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Excessive Drinking: Penalty Fine for Costs Incurred to Emergency Services

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Excessive Drinking: Penalty Fine for Costs Incurred to Emergency Services

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On a typical weekend night, A&E departments across the country are inundated with casualties who have consumed too much alcohol.
This is a major cost to the emergency services, whose time and money could be better spent elsewhere.
It is unfair to expect the tax payer to pay for these individuals who think it is acceptable to drink to excess and leave it to the NHS to pick up the bill for their irresponsible actions.

In order to recuperate the costs incurred though irresponsible drinking, individuals who cost the emergency services time and money through excessive drinking, should be fined.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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Please see petition "NHS should not be free to all".

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