Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (1102)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

1102. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health when he will introduce minimum unit pricing for the purchase of alcohol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15139/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Programme for Government commits to introducing the Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol products.

The 2013 Government Decision which approved a minimum unit pricing regime envisaged its introduction in Northern Ireland and in this jurisdiction simultaneously in order to allay concerns about an impact on cross-border trade. I look forward to engagement and cooperation with the Northern Ireland administration so that we can both deliver on this important public health measure as soon as possible.