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Committees assess Government position on alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing

19 January 2018

The Health and Home Affairs Committees consider implications of alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) with charities, academics, professional bodies and industry.

Witnesses

Monday 22 January 2018, in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

 At 2.15pm - Panel 1

  • Rosanna O’Connor, Director of Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol, Public Health England
  • Sgt Mick Urwin, Durham Constabulary’s Harm Reduction Unit and Co-Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council Licensing Sub-group
  • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair, Alcohol Health Alliance
  • Professor Amandine Garde, Director of Law and NCD Unit, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Nick Sheron, Academic Clinical Alcohol Advisor, Public Health England

At 3.15pm - Panel 2

  •  Miles Beale, Chief Executive, Wine and Spirits Trade Association
  •  Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association
  • Kate Smith, Senior Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Purpose of the session

The session assesses the case for introducing an MUP on alcohol in England in the light of developments since the Health Committee’s report in 2012 on the Government’s Alcohol Strategy. With evidence from charities, academics, professional bodies and industry the session will also cover a range of issues, including:

  • the potential impact a MUP could have on health, healthcare and the criminal justice system
  • any cross border implications posed by decisions of the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments. 

Further information

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