HU WELCOMES SIGNIFICANT AND PROGRESSIVE MOVE ON MINIMUM UNIT PRICING BY HEALTH MINISTER ROBIN SWANN

HU WELCOMES SIGNIFICANT AND PROGRESSIVE MOVE ON MINIMUM UNIT PRICING BY HEALTH MINISTER ROBIN SWANN

29 July 2020

Reacting to the announcement by Health Minister Robin Swann on his commitment to a consultation on the Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol, Colin Neill, Chief Executive said today:

 

“We welcome this significant and progressive step forward by Health Minister Swann. This is a measure that Hospitality Ulster has lobbied on for some time and it is great to see that the Minister and the Department are taking the necessary steps to consult within the next year.”

 

“Clearly there is an issue of the misuse of alcohol which needs to be addressed. Minimum Unit Pricing is about supporting the responsible consumption of alcohol and we are fully behind that. We expect that the days of alcohol being sold at pocket money prices will come to an end.”

 

“We are now seeing the right steps being taken by our elected representatives in updating our liquor licensing legislation and they must be commended for that.”