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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.

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Consumers would 'welcome' minimum drink price drop

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association told the BBC that consumers would "welcome" plans to drop the minimum pricing of alcohol in England and Wales.

Consumers will welcome the report that the prime minister is reconsidering plans to hike up the cost of alcohol.

Minimum unit pricing would penalise responsible drinkers and treat everyone who is looking for value in their shopping as a binge-drinker.

– Miles Beale, Wine and Spirit Trade Association chief executive

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