Alcohol: Impact on Accident and Emergency Services — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Singh of Wimbledon Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbench 3:15 pm, 21st January 2015

My Lords, does the Minister agree that the drinks industry should bear the cost of treating people with alcohol-related sickness and illness who end up in A&E that is proportionate to their number? For example, it is 80% in some hospitals on a Saturday evening.