Speaking at a conference held on 2 October on the legal implications of Scottish independence, Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC used the example of minimum pricing to emphasise the UK Government’s commitment to making Scotland a healthier and safer place by working together in seeking to ensure that minimum pricing can proceed.

He said that when the case is first heard in the Court of Session later this month, the UK Government would be standing “shoulder to shoulder with the Scottish Government to address the EU law points, seeking, where possible, to support and complement the Scottish Government’s arguments in favour of minimum pricing and ensure that the [Scottish] Court has the benefit of the UK Government’s experience and expertise in EU law”.

The full statement can be downloaded from here. (pdf 124kb)