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Woodhouse, John and Ward, Philip (2015) Alcohol: minimum pricing. London: House of Commons Library.

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The debate about a minimum price for alcohol has been prompted by concerns about high levels of drinking, its effect on public health and public order, and a widespread belief that most of the alcohol which contributes to drunken behaviour is irresponsibly priced and sold. One policy option is to set a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Another is to ban the sale of alcohol below cost price (the level of alcohol duty plus VAT).

Date:September 2015
Publisher:House of Commons Library
Place of Publication:London
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Public health
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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