Scottish parliament prepares for minimum pricing legal challenge (Scotland)

Scottish parliament prepares for minimum pricing legal challenge (Scotland)

The Scottish Parliament is gearing up for a legal battle over its controversial plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. Responding to a question from Labour MSP Kezia Dugdale, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon told a Holyrood committee that it was ‘almost certain’ that the plans will be challenged in the Scottish courts, reports Decanter. ‘Any piece of legislation that this parliament passes is potentially subject to legal challenge,’ she said.

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