In the Media

Cut-price drinks must go, say MPs

PUBLISHED April 4, 2005

Pubs and nightclubs applying for late-night licences should be forced to keep drinks prices above a minimum level to crack down on the violence associated with binge drinking, MPs will say this week.

A Home Affairs select committee report into anti-social behaviour to be published on Tuesday will be deeply critical of the licensing trade, and will recommend the abolition of cut-price offers used to lure drinkers into the binge-drinking 'warehouses' that have proliferated in Britain's cities.