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Alcohol minimum pricing debate latest: Health and Sport Committee tables additional questions

2010 April 19
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by Mary Munro

Update

“Legislation on alcohol delayed” Herald
“Careful consideration is needed of provisions in alcohol Bill” Herald
“Delays may hit plans for minimum price policy” Press and Journal
“SNP ‘not ready’ to set minimum drink price” Scotsman

“Dr Murray Simpson: Town centres key to binge drink battle” Scotsman

Following posted on 12.2.10

“Major boost for SNP’s clampdown on alcohol” Herald
“Uncertainty hangs over legality of minimum alcohol pricing” Herald
“Alcohol problem should be above political point–scoring” Herald
“Minimum price for alcohol ‘may not be legal’” Scotsman

“City of European cafe culture? More like being in a war zone” Herald

Following posted on 11.2.10

“‘Eyes of the world’ are on Scotland” Press and Journal
“New doubt on drink prices crackdown –– by expert used to justify policy” Scotsman
“Models cannot prove, they only predict” Scotsman

Following posted on 28.1.10

“Minimum pricing’s threat to whisky trade too much to swallow” Scotsman
“Critics of drink pricing plan ignore reality” Scotsman

Following posted on 26.1.10

“Minimum pricing is wrong – with or without brewer’s backing” Scotsman
“Tennent’s back move for minimum alcohol price” Daily Record
“Tennent’s supports minimum alcohol price” Herald
“Minimum pricing of alcohol does not go far enough, says Royal Society of Edinburgh” Times

Press release

“Tennent’s backs minimum pricing” Scot.Gov.
“RSE calls on the Scottish Parliament to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol” RSE

See also

11.2. Subordinate Legislation Committee Report: Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1
Alcohol Bill: Health and Sports Committee page
Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) (January 2010) Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill – including proposals for minimum pricing

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Official report of meeting held on 14.4.10 not up at time of posting.

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