Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of treating alcohol-related illnesses in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Estimates have been made of the cost to the National Health Service of alcohol related harm at around £2.7 billion per year in 2006-07 and £3.5 billion per year in 2009-10.

Work is under way in the Department to produce estimates for more recent years.

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