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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Consumer prices have rocketed by 58% since 2003, with the UK industry paying the biggest bills in Europe.
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