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My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has not held any meetings with representatives of licensees to discuss the specific issue of the pricing of soft drinks.
However, in implementing the licensing reforms and as a partner taking forward the alcohol harm reduction strategy, my Department continues to work with industry representatives to ensure that retailers promote sensible drinking. Proper provision of soft drinks is important in this context, and in particular we welcome initiatives such as "I'll be Des", which encourages those who are driving to stick to soft drinks.