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Alcohol Strategy

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:28 am on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Eric Joyce Eric Joyce Labour, Falkirk 11:28 am, 7th February 2012

The hon. Gentleman has made a great deal of sense up till now, particularly when mentioning education, but does he not think that minimum pricing is simply aimed at the least well-off? It is all very well for those who are not affected by it, but essentially that policy is aimed at the least well-off, who may continue to spend the same amount on alcohol, or more, because it will be more expensive for them, and spend less elsewhere.