Plan for a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland heads for defeat

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5267
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    Plans to set a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland look all but over after the rejection of the proposal by the Scottish Parliament’s health committee.

    Health organisations, the police, and some sections of the drinks industry have given strong support for the policy, but it has failed to win the support of the main opposition parties in the parliament. They voted to remove minimum pricing from the Alcohol Bill despite the introduction of a “sunset clause,” which would have seen the policy reviewed after six years and scrapped …

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