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Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

Department of Health written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of minimum unit pricing on alcohol on reducing the incidence of cancer.

Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of minimum unit pricing of alcohol on the number of cancer deaths.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government has made no assessment of the potential effect of minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol on reducing the incidence of cancer or the number of cancer deaths. MUP and its effects will continue to remain under review pending the impact of its implementation in Scotland.

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