Tory GP: Light drinkers 'subsidising' cost of alcohol misuse

In response to suggestions that plans for minimum alcohol pricing might be scrapped, GP and Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston made her case on Twitter:


Light & Moderate drinkers are subsidising cheap booze for the heaviest drinkers. Why do we have to pay the £20bn cost for NHS & police?


What is the lifetime cost of supporting a child with fetal alcohol syndrome? More importantly what is the human cost ?


Not saying #minimumpricing is the only answer but all other answers undermined if alcohol costs 20ppu & cheaper to be drunk than eat


PM 'drops' minimum drink prices

Conservative backbenchers have expressed concern amid suggestions that David Cameron has been pressured into dropping plans for minimum pricing of alcohol by senior Cabinet ministers.