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Students vote for minimum pricing

Published:  03 April, 2009

The National Union of Students wants to see a voluntary minimum price scheme operating in university bars.

At the NUS conference in Blackpool, students warned that cut price deals on alcohol could encourage people to drink irresponsibly.

It now plans to discuss the issue with its commercial division, NUS Services, which could result in deals like three-for-the-price-of-one and pints-for-£1 being scrapped.

NUS president Wes Streeting told the Telegraph: "Students' unions work hard to inform their members of the dangers of excessive drinking. But more can be done. 'All you can drink' and 'three for the price of one' offers encourage students to drink to dangerous levels, and should have no place in our students' union bars."

The NUS will be consulting with its members about the level of minimum pricing.