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Plans for minimum alcohol price


The Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley has told the BBC that the Government must not penalise the 'responsible majority' when considering new plans to tackle alcohol abuse.

The government's top medical adviser Sir Liam Donaldson is expected to propose setting a minimum alcohol price in his annual report on the nation's health.

Under the proposal no drinks could be sold for less than 50 pence per unit of alcohol they contain, which would see the cost of some drinks double, in England.


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