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[Belfast Telegraph] , McNeilly, Claire Minister rounds on retailers over cheap booze promotions. (13 Apr 2012)

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The scourge of cheap booze remains rife in Northern Ireland where strong alcohol continues to be sold at knockdown prices, it can be revealed.

Stormont ministers have hit out at the low-cost drink culture here after a charity discovered that two-litre bottles of cider were recently retailing for just £1 a time.

Alcohol Concern said that ‘Scimitar’ was being sold at less than 7p a unit in Lidl — considerably lower than the 40p- 70p-per-unit limit currently proposed by the Northern Ireland Executive....

 

Item Type:News
Source:Belfast Telegraph
Date:13 April 2012
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Economic availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Alcohol beverage sales outlet

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