Asda has welcomed a government project to tackle excessive drinking in the South East.

The Big Drink Debate, which is organised by The Public Health Group South East, will see a panel of representatives from the alcohol industry, NHS and police take part in two debate events. Topics will include how much alcohol people consume and how they perceive alcohol-related health and social issues.

"We understand the importance of listening to our customers and support the Big Drink Debate as an opportunity for these voices to be heard," an Asda spokesman said.