The Scottish government has reintroduced a bill that would set a minimum price for alcohol and is set to use its overall majority to push the legislation through despite opposition from drinks groups. The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) earlier attempt to push through the bill was defeated by the opposition in the last Scottish parliament. It is not yet clear what minimum price would be placed on each unit of alcohol. The SNP had previously proposed 45p. Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “The support in favour of minimum pricing is overwhelming, particularly among health professionals who recognise the harm that alcohol is doing to our communities and the benefit minimum pricing will bring, saving lives and reducing crime.”