The owners of Tennent’s Lager have re-iterated their support for minimum pricing for alcohol.
Tennent Caledonian has sent a submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee consultation on the Scottish Government’s plans to bring in minimum unit pricing.
It was the first major Scottish brewer to support the proposal in January 2010 when it was first brought forward, during the last Parliament.
Steve Annand, commercial managing director of Tennent Caledonian Breweries UK, said: “As Scotland’s pre-eminent brewer, Tennent Caledonian is committed to Scotland and we take our responsibilities as a brewer seriously.
“We recognise that there is an issue with the abuse of alcohol by a minority of consumers in Scotland and that the Scottish Government has a role to play in tackling this. As such, Tennent Caledonian welcomes sensible moves to ensure that alcohol is enjoyed appropriately here in Scotland. In principle, we support the Scottish Government’s proposals to introduce minimum pricing measures for alcohol as long as minimum pricing is introduced as one of a range of measures aimed at tackling this issue, and that these measures are implemented fairly and proportionately.”