Response to Minimum Unit Pricing appeal decision

30 Apr 2014

Response to Minimum Unit Pricing appeal decision from the Inner House of The Court of Session

David Frost, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, said:  "We are pleased that the Court of Session in Edinburgh is referring the minimum unit pricing (MUP) case to the Court of Justice of the European Union. From the outset we said that we believed MUP was contrary to European Union law and that it was likely in the end to go to the European Court.

"We also believe MUP would be ineffective in tackling alcohol misuse and would damage the Scotch Whisky industry in the UK and overseas."

You can read the Opinion of the Court here: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/2014CSIH38.html