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Ministers dither over minimum alcohol pricing

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Prime minister David Cameron has pledged to ‘deal with' cheap alcohol being sold in supermarkets in England and Wales, following news reports the government has ditched plans for 45p per unit minimum alcohol pricing.

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK has urged the Government to stand firm on its commitment to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol.

The Alliance says real-life results from Canada that indicate a 10 per cent increase in the minimum price of some drinks led to a 33 per cent decrease in wholly alcohol related deaths. 

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