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Pubs 'hammered' by cheap supermarket alcohol, says Jones

First Minister Carwyn Jones has said a law to set a minimum price for alcohol will help the survival of pubs as well as the nation's health.

Ministers believe tackling excessive drinking could save one life a week and mean 1,400 fewer hospital admissions a year in Wales.

Mr Jones told the Senedd, during First Minister's Questions on Tuesday, that banning supermarkets from selling alcohol cheaply could also stem the tide of pub closures.