Ministers have defended controversial plans to ban cheap deals on alcohol in England and Wales, insisting they would save hundreds of lives every year.
The coalition is proposing a minimum alcohol price of 45p per unit and an end to multi-buy offers.
ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:
Today the government proposed a 45p per alcohol unit price as the minimum shops can sell. It's fired off a long overdue debate.
Drinking in the UK will become more costly under Government plans to bring in a minimum price, but how does it compare with other countries?
The Government is set to impose a minimum alcohol price of 45p per unit. Here is what to expect.