The British government was to announce plans on Wednesday for a minimum alcohol price of £0. 45 ($0.72, 0.56 euros) in England and Wales in an attempt to restrain an infamous binge-drinking culture.
Minimum pricing is designed to prevent supermarkets and convenience stores selling heavily discounted drinks, which are blamed by the government for much of the rowdy behaviour seen on British streets at the weekends. ©Bashutskyy/Shutterstock.com
The interior ministry was unveiling a consultation on the per-unit price, having announced in March that it would introduce minimum pricing to curb the "scourge of violence" caused by drunken revellers in town centres.
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