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News, policy and research update - Scottish Parliament supports alcohol minimum pricing bill

Posted 16/03/12

National news:

UK alcohol consumption continues to slide
Alcohol consumption in the UK fell by 2.2% in 2011 - the fifth year in seven it has dropped - according to latest figures. Click here for more...

1 in 3 teenagers binge drinking by age of 13

One in three Scottish teenagers is binge drinking by the age of 13, according to shocking new research which lays bare the extent of the nation’s alcohol crisis. Click here for more...

Scottish Tories drop opposition to minimum alcohol pricing
The Scottish Conservative Party has dropped its opposition to minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Click here for more... 

Labour proposes caffeine limit for alcoholic drinks
Labour has launched its alternative to the Scottish government's plan for minimum alcohol pricing. Click here for more...

Children 'recognise alcohol brands'
Children as young as 10 are more familiar with leading alcohol brands than those for popular snacks, according to a new survey. Click here for more...

Scottish Parliament supports alcohol minimum pricing bill
Plans for a minimum unit price for alcohol have been approved in principle by the Scottish Parliament. Click here for more...

Government urged to cancel alcohol pricing windfall for retailers
Labour wants Scottish Government to take away windfall for retailers caused by minimum pricing. Click here for more...

Attwood meets bus operators to tackle illegal drinking
Northern Ireland's environment minister is meeting with licensed bus operators to tackle illegal drinking on buses. Click here for more...


North East news:

Sunderland worst for alcohol deaths
Boozers in Sunderland are the most likely to drink themselves to death, snapshot figures reveal - trends over time however show a more positive decline over the 2007-2009 period. Click here for more...


Latest reasearch:

Alcohol brand consumption by ‘at risk’ underage drinkers: consumptive
behaviours of under-18s in contact with Drug and Alcohol services
A survey of alcohol brands consumed by ‘at risk’ drinkers under-18-years-old in contact with Drug and Alcohol services across England and Wales suggests younger people target the cheapest drinks with the highest unit value and may also be influenced by product marketing. Click here for more...