Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson is to target binge drinking and excessive alcohol consumption. He would like to see alcohol made more expensive through rises in taxation, and he wants to stop alcohol companies sponsoring sporting events. He would also like to see a “fat tax” on unhealthy foods, which are currently often cheaper than healthier counterparts. Sir Liam says the recent ban on smoking in public places is his greatest achievement in 10 years in his job. The Daily Telegraph 21/7/07 page 14