"We are committed to tackling the serious problem of alcohol misuse and we are pleased that the committee supports many of the measures in our strategy.
The introduction of a minimum unit price has the backing of the medical community including the Royal College of Physicians and could mean around 900 fewer alcohol-related deaths per year by the end of the decade.
Through our Alcohol Strategy we want to reduce the number of people drinking to harmful levels. We have overhauled the Licensing Act to give more powers to local licensing authorities to tackle problem premises.
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