Alcohol minimum price plan to be unveiled

Ministers are due to unveil plans on Wednesday for a minimum price for alcohol in England and Wales, as part of a drive to tackle problem drinking.

The Home Office is expected to publish a consultation on the proposal, which was first put forward in the government's alcohol strategy in March.

A price of 40 pence per unit was suggested at the time but pressure has been mounting on ministers to follow Scotland's lead, where 50 pence has been proposed.

Dominic Hughes reports.

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