Alcohol tax minister's u-turn4th April 2008
Gerry Sutcliffe, the government's licensing minister, has backtracked over an interview he gave to a newspaper where he criticised the increase on alcohol tax.
Mr Sutcliffe told The Morning Advertiser: "I think the industry's right to be upset. We, and I speak as a champion of the pub trade, want the chancellor to change his mind." In a statement released afterwards he said he supported the rise and stated: "My comments do not accurately reflect my views."
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Title: Alcohol tax minister's u-turn
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6215
Date Added: 4th Apr 2008