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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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Health Secretary in favour of minimum alcohol pricing

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is in favour of the Government's plans to set a minimum price for alcohol, but said "it is normal" for cabinet ministers to have differing views on the issue with reports suggesting it is to be scrapped in next week's budget.

Like the Prime Minister I believe there is a case for minimum pricing, but we must wait for the results of the consultation (from the Home Office). When we have released those results the Government will announce its decision.

It is normal for cabinet ministers to have differing views.

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