Speaking at his party's conference in Manchester, shadow home secretary Chris Grayling pledged to curb the problem of ‘fourteen year olds hanging around with bottles of super-strength beers or ciders'.
Under the plans, the price of a four pack of super strength lager would go up by £1.33 and a large bottle of alcopops by £1.50.
‘These tax changes will not hit responsible drinkers. The ordinary pint in the pub will not be affected and there'll be exemptions for some local traditional products,' he said.
‘Then there are supermarkets which boost the sales of other products by selling alcohol below cost price. That also fuels Britain's binge drinking culture. So we will ban them from doing so,' he added.