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The Scottish Court of Session finds the lack of proper ground for allowing the challenge of minimum pricing measures (Scotch Whisky Association)

Price-fixing by the State: a minimum unit price for alcohol* For a number of years concerns have been expressed over excessive levels of alcohol consumption and the effect this has on both public health and public order. There is a clear relationship between the price of alcohol and the amount of alcohol consumed. On 3 May 2013, the Court of Session ruled that a 50 pence per unit minimum alcohol price which had been imposed by the Scottish Parliament was compatible with EU law. In this blog I argue that, in reaching his conclusion, Lord Doherty misapplied the proportionality test. The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012, which introduced the minimum price, was challenged in judicial review proceedings by the Scotch Whisky Association. In consequence of the challenge, the

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Okeoghene Odudu, The Scottish Court of Session finds the lack of proper ground for allowing the challenge of minimum pricing measures (Scotch Whisky Association), 3 May 2013, e-Competitions May 2013, Art. N° 61872

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