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Minimum alcohol price levels planned by coalition

Plans for a minimum price for alcohol in England and Wales are to be announced by ministers.

Shops and bars will be prevented from selling drinks for less than the tax they pay on them.

The minimum pricing would work out at 38p for a can of weak lager and £10.71 for a litre bottle of vodka.

The aim is to prevent binge drinking, but campaigners say the proposed new rules do not go far enough.

Nick Davis reports.

  • 18 Jan 2011