Will it really make a difference ? The proposed price is 40p per unit. A quick look on the interweb and some quick maths shows that this is already around the price we pay. Just a quick look here Search (Lager) - Groceries - Tesco Groceries Not going to work warn Doctors Alcohol minimum cost not high enough to deter drinkers warn doctors | Mail Online Sales of home brew kits soar Cash strapped beer lovers spark home brewing revival - Mirror Online I do not foresee any reduction of the binge drinking/lying in the street culture. If anything it will get worse as people now begin to produce their own cheaper alcohol. They need to punish those in a drunken state who are drunk and disorderly rather than punish everyone. Like drastically increasing the price of fuel to reduce speeding.