Hotline: Regulations covering alcohol advertising

The rule-making Committee of Advertising Practice has been advised by the working party looking at possible code revisions not to merge the regulations covering alcohol advertising.

At present there are different sets of rules covering TV and non-broadcast media. Some CAP members fear that self-regulation could be undermined if there was a single code. While TV promotion of alcohol is governed by statutory controls, advertising in non-broadcast media falls under the self-regulatory system.