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MPs say the Government needs to do more research into its plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in England.

Members of the cross-party Health Select Committee have been examining the Alcohol Strategy.

They also concluded that there may need to be tougher regulation of the drinks industry, including a ban on sports advertising.

Alcohol misuse is estimated to cost the taxpayer £21bn and causes thousands of deaths every year.

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, gave BBC Radio 5 liveMorning Reports his views on the report.

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