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Calls for 50p alcohol minimum

A group of leading medical organisations has called for the Government to set a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit.

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK said the move would tackle "head on" the problems caused by cheap drink and protect children.

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Minimum alcohol unit pricing not a 'silver bullet'

The AHA said that while minimum unit pricing would help protect future generations it was not a "silver bullet".

There should be a 40p minimum alcohol unit price in England and Wales to stop binge-drinking on cheap drinks, the Government's alcohol strategy suggests.

Scotland has already agreed a 50p per unit rate, due to take effect next April, but subject to a legal challenge by the scheme's opponents.

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