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Minimum alcohol pricing unveiled in England and Wales

The government has announced plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in England and Wales.

Under the proposals, a can of lager would cost a minimum of 38p and a litre bottle of vodka would be at least £10.71.

Health campaigners say it is too low to have an impact, but the drinks industry described the proposals as a pragmatic solution.

The BBC's Andy Tighe reports.

  • 18 Jan 2011