Drinks industry should work with government on minimum pricing

Commenting on reports that the drinks industry may challenge the Scottish Government over the legality of minimum pricing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

“The drinks industry, just like anyone else, is entitled to challenge the minimum pricing legislation but I hope they are not planning to conduct a long war of attrition against this necessary policy.

“Cheap drink leads to more people drinking more which results in greater harm to their health. Instead of seeking to block minimum pricing the drinks industry should be working with Government to make it work effectively.”