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Alcohol often cheaper than water in shops!

A new law will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales.

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill, will address longstanding & specific health concerns around the effects of excess alcohol consumption, which is estimated to lead to 50,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions a year, costing the Welsh NHS £120m annually.  In 2015, there were 463 alcohol-related deaths in Wales.

The Bill proposes to introduce a minimum price for alcohol supplied in Wales, and to make it an offence for alcohol to be supplied below that price.  The Bill proposes that the level of the minimum unit price (MUP) for this purpose would be specified in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.
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WAG:  New law to introduce minimum price for alcohol in Wales

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Alcohol minimum pricing appeal begins at Supreme Court - BBC News

Alcohol: minimum pricing - Commons Library briefing - UK Parliament

Should minimum unit pricing be introduced in the UK? | Drinkaware

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