Health and Social Care Committee

Alcohol minimum unit pricing inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Inquiry launched on Monday 8 January 2018. One-off oral evidence session held on  Monday 22 January 2018.

Scope of the inquiry

The Health Committee and the Home Affairs Committee are planning a one-off oral evidence session to assess the case for introducing a minimum unit price (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, industry, government agencies and ministers, the session will cover a range of issues, including:

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



Latest evidence

  • 22 Jan 2018 - Alcohol minimum unit pricing - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF497 KB) HC 678 | Published 27 Mar 2018

    Evidence given by Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair, Alcohol Health Alliance, Rosanna O'Connor, Director of Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco, Public Health England, Sergeant Mick Urwin, Co-Chair of National Police Chiefs Council Licensing Sub- Group and Harm Unit of Durham Constabulary, National Police Chiefs Council, 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 EnglandMiles 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

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