Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Welsh Government's decision to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Minimum Unit Pricing in England and Wales remains under review pending the outcome of the legal case between the Scottish Government and the Scotch Whisky Association, and any subsequent introduction in Scotland.

The UK Government will assess the legislative competence of any Welsh Government legislation that is introduced, as is standard practice with all Welsh Assembly Bills.

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