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Call for evidence on alcohol bill launched

Views on minimum pricing of alcohol, off-sales discounts and raising the alcohol sales age to 21, have all been called for today by the Health and Sport Committee.

A call for evidence on the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill was launched by the committee after the Bill was introduced to the Parliament by the Scottish Government yesterday.

Committee Convener Christine Grahame MSP said: “This Bill aims to address the serious public-health issues surrounding alcohol consumption in Scotland.

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