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Minimum 45p alcohol drink price for Scotland proposed

The Scottish government has announced that it wants alcohol to be sold at a minimum of 45p per unit to help to tackle the problem of binge drinking.

If agreed, the change would see a two-litre bottle of Tesco brand cider go from £1.32 to £3.80, while Asda whisky would rise from £9.20 to £12.60.

Opposition parties at Holyrood intend to unite to block the policy as they say it would hit responsible drinkers.

James Cook reports.

  • 02 Sep 2010