Eric Appleby from Alcohol Concern said the minimum alcohol pricing plans are a "targeted measure", aimed at those who are "causing a lot of the problems we see."
Last night the Telegraph reported that David Cameron will scrap plans for minimum alcohol pricing in England and Wales amid pressure from the Treasury.
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The poll comes ahead of a debate in the House of Commons on Friday on a new Bill which would introduce such a system in England.
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