Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Department of Health
The 2013 Government Decision which approved the implementation of minimum unit pricing in Ireland envisaged that it would be introduced in the Republic and in Northern Ireland simultaneously. This was to allay concerns that its introduction in one jurisdiction only would impact on cross-border trade.
Legislation to introduce a minimum unit price has not yet been introduced in Northern Ireland however on 29 July this year the Northern Ireland Health Minister, Robin Swann, committed to a public consultation on the introduction of minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Northern Ireland.