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Scottish Parliament supports alcohol minimum pricing bill

Dienstag 20. März 2012 von htm

Plans for a minimum unit price for alcohol have been approved in principle by the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish government’s alcohol bill passed its first major parliamentary hurdle without opposition, by 86 votes to nil, with 32 abstentions on Wednesday afternoon.
After a debate at Holyrood, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats supported the legislation, while Labour abstained. …

The Scottish government said it accepted that minimum pricing was not a „magic bullet“ but was an important part of its strategy.
Speaking ahead of the vote, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon told Holyrood that decisive action must be taken to „stem the flow of cheap high-strength drink“. „The link between price and consumption, and between consumption and harm, is irrefutable”. She added: „It’s not some sort of magic bullet that will solve all of our nation’s problems with alcohol. However, it is essential if we are to make a significant contribution to reducing consumption.“
Ms Sturgeon promised she would announce what the minimum price per unit would be before Holyrood’s final vote on the legislation later in this parliament. …
(Source: Alcohol Reports, News, 03/19/12) bbc.co.uk, 03/14/12

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Politicians Must ‚Vote With Their Conscience‘ On Alcohol …

Donnerstag 11. November 2010 von htm

…Says BMA Scotland.
The BMA in Scotland today (Wednesday 10 November 2010) called on the Conservatives, Liberal Democrat and Labour MSPs to reconsider their opposition to minimum pricing as they prepared to debate the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill for the final time. (Source: Medical News Today, 11/10/10)

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The Alcohol Bill In Scotland

Dienstag 1. Dezember 2009 von htm

Doctors‘ Leaders Urge Politicians To ‚Put Party Politics Aside‘ And Support The Alcohol Bill In Scotland
BMA Scotland welcomed the introduction of the Alcohol (Scotland) Bill, and called on politicians to put party politics aside and support the measures outlined in the legislation. The BMA also expressed disappointment at the Labour Party’s decision not to support minimum pricing, saying that it was „premature“ and a „blot on their excellent public health track record“. (Source: Medical News Today, 11/29/09)

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