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We invite comments on the proposed minimum price of 50 pence per unit which is set out in the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument at Annex A.

We invite comments on the proposed minimum price of 50 pence per unit which is set out in the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument at Annex A .
With regard to the Improved Support and Treatment section of the Framework for Action – which is to be refreshed in 2018. The consultation document quotes - death rates from alcohol are six times higher in the most deprived areas - How will this section be strengthened within the implementation of the minimum pricing. Targeting the most deprived areas . We support the introduction of a minimum unit pricing as part of evidence based whole population responses to addressing the impact of alcohol related harm and are pleased to see the sunset clause which will allow the initiative to be reviewed after a five year period.

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