Children of Alcoholics

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:58 am on 24th November 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley 10:58 am, 24th November 2015

I am pleased that my right hon. Friend has secured the debate. Does he agree that, as was certainly the case with my mother, many alcoholics are functional? They often go to work and outwardly lead normal lives, so they do not present themselves at A&E and the problem is invisible to many people. We need to make sure that in the campaign, and in whatever the Minister responds with, we understand that this group of people is wider than the public perceive.