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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 98 - Alcohol pricing [48180/17]. (15 Nov 2017)

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98. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if an analysis has been conducted regarding the equality impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol and its potential effects on chronic alcoholics and their families. [48180/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne):  Research carried out on behalf of my Department by The University of Sheffield on minimum unit pricing, considered the impact by income on those who consume alcohol. The research indicated that the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol products will impact on drinkers in all income groups. The impacts on high risk drinkers will be substantial and greater than on low risk drinkers.

 

Question No. 99 answered with Question No. 80.

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