North Thanet`s MP, Roger Gale, is questioning the Home Secretary over the levels of alchohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour in Kent.
The questions follow concerns expressed at the weekend by Kent`s Chief Constable, Mike Fuller and are due for written answer next Monday (8th May).
"I am asking for Home Office figures for crimes and anti-social incidents reported in each of the years from 1996 to the present" says Roger Gale "and I have also asked for information gathered since the implementation of the 2005 licencing act at the end of last year.
I think we need to know what the Home Secretary intends to do to address issues that are causing very real problems for Kent police and residents and that generate huge costs upon the taxpayer.
Certain sections of the press may consider it amusing to promote the "ladette boozing culture" but others are left to pick up the bill for the social and health damage caused. There is all the difference in the world between the responsible attractions of "café society" and the wreckage caused by juvenile binge drinking".