The Welsh Government has responded to a report that suggested the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol could reduce the number of young people taking their own lives.
Welsh Ministers have written on a number of occasions to the Home Secretary and other UK Government Ministers seeking devolution of alcohol licensing and advocating for public health to be a fifth condition of the UK Licensing Act 2003.
All have been refused. We are currently exploring if Wales could introduce minimum unit pricing within our existing legislative framework.
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