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What impact will Scotland's 50p per unit of alcohol have?

The Scottish government has confirmed plans for a minimum unit price for alcohol set at 50p per unit.

The aim is to tackle Scotland's problem with alcohol abuse but critics say it will not work.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pointed to a quadrupling of alcohol-related hospital admissions in recent years as one reason for the big hike in some alcohol prices.

  • 14 May 2012