– Peter Carter, Royal College of Nurses (RCN) chief executive
We fully support the Health Select Committee's recommendation that more emphasis must be placed on the health effects of alcohol misuse on individuals and families in the long term. This is often a result of high levels of alcohol consumption across society.
"The RCN has repeatedly said it strongly supports the introduction of a minimum unit price. Selling alcohol at rock-bottom prices clearly plays a significant role in increasingly the level of alcohol consumption."
Ministers are focusing too much on binge drinking and its subsequent anti-social behaviour rather than wider issues of alcohol misuse, according to a committee of MPs.