House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd April 2012.

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Photo of Lord Willoughby de Broke Lord Willoughby de Broke UKIP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their proposal for minimum pricing on alcohol is compliant with European Union law.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

The legal advice which the Government have received on this issue is subject to legal privilege. We do not, therefore, believe it appropriate to disclose this advice (or any summary of it).

The Government are currently in discussion with the EU Commission on this issue.

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