UK Government Back New Scots Drink Laws

Scottish government plans for a minimum price on alcohol will be backed by UK courts and government.

The Scotch Whiskey Association are set to launch a legal challenge, and there were concerns the law breaks EU rules.

The advocate general, Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, a former leader of the Liberal Democrats, will discuss the UK Government's position at a legal conference at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday.

The UK Government plans to begin a consultation on introducing minimum pricing in England and Wales.