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Minimum pricing step in right direction

January 31, 2012 5:10 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on revised research on the benefits of setting a minimum alcohol price, Scottish Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said:

Alison McInnes MSPAlison McInnes MSP"Far too many communities in Scotland continue to be blighted by alcohol abuse. We need decisive action to tackle this and minimum pricing is a step in the right direction.

"Cutting the number of alcohol related deaths and illnesses in Scotland is something we should all be striving for.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats have already signalled their support for minimum alcohol pricing and we will work constructively with Ministers to take steps to rid Scotland of the scourge of alcohol abuse.

"Minimum pricing is by no means the silver bullet but it is a positive and confident step towards changing the culture of drinking to excess in Scotland."