Minimum pricing of alcohol urged

Press Association
Minimum alchol pricing - bottle of lager
Minimum alchol pricing - bottle of lager

Minimum pricing and an exclusion of industry lobbyists from education programmes must be key parts of the Government's forthcoming alcohol strategy, a Tory MP has said.

Dr Sarah Wollaston, the Totnes MP, told a Westminster Hall debate in the Parliament that alcohol contributes to 22,000 deaths in Britain every year and costs the country £20 billion.