Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Chair, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Chair, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) harmful and (b) hazardous alcohol drinkers in (i) England, (ii) each local authority area and (iii) each parliamentary constituency in the latest year for which data are available.

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

Hazardous drinking is a pattern of alcohol consumption carrying risks of physical and psychological harm to the individual. Harmful drinking denotes the most hazardous use of alcohol, at which damage to health is likely.

Data is not collected centrally for the numbers of harmful and hazardous alcohol drinkers by parliamentary constituency.

The published table 9.3 in the Health and Social Care Information Centre, Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, 2007 Results of a household survey provides the most recent prevalence estimates of hazardous and harmful drinking in the past year.

The report is available at:

http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB02931/adul-psyc-morb-res-hou-sur-eng-2007-rep.pdf

The most recent estimates of increasing and higher risk drinking for local authority areas were published in 2012 (based on 2009 data) in the Public Health England (PHE), Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE).

The PHE LAPE is available at:

http://www.lape.org.uk/downloads/LAPE_LA_Dataset_PHE_280514_FINAL.xlsx

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