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STATEMENT: Salvation Army welcomes UK supreme court ruling on minimum price for alcohol in Scotland

A Salvation Army spokesperson said: "As a church and charity we see daily the devastating human consequences of alcohol abuse caused by the irresponsibly low price of budget alcohol. Having given evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee in 2012 and 2015 and 2016, we continue to be concerned about the social and health effects alcohol is having on families and on the fabric of society in Scotland.

 

"All the evidence suggests minimum unit pricing is the most effective and targeted policy the Scottish Government can use right now to spearhead its action on alcohol. We are hopeful therefore that this ruling will pave the way for the Scottish Government to be able to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol."

 

 

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