Police chiefs have submitted a nine-page document to the Government listing concerns over plans to extend drinking hours. They branded Ministers' key strategy for curbing the predicted rise in drink-violated violence and disorder as merely a "short-term fix". The Association of Chief Police Officers fear that creating Alcohol Disorder Zones will put a financial burden on taxpayers and result in officers spending more time in court than fighting crime. Instead they want the Government to develop a multi-pronged approach to curbing drink-related problems. This would include a scheme to make drinks companies pay for extra policing. The Observer 20/03/05 page 3