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Rossendale councillors reject minimum booze pricing
10:35am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
COUNCILLORS in Rossendale have voted against backing a minimum price for alcohol.
The issue is being debated nationwide, with a structure of 50p per unit being proposed.
That proposal was passed by Members of the Scottish Parliament earlier this year, but they are facing legal action from whisky manufacturers.
Legal challenges mean it is unlikely that England and Wales will attempt to follow suit. At a full council meeting, a majority of Rossendale representatives voted against supporting 50p per unit proposals.
Among the concerns raised were the penalising of sensible drinkers, and a lack of actual strategy in place to combat the issue.
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