Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of alcohol misuse in each of the last five years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The most recent assessment of costs to the National Health Service in England associated with alcohol misuse estimated these costs to be £3.5 billion each year in line with 2009/10 prices. The Government does not update this estimate on an annual basis.

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