§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the present number of alcoholics in Scotland; and how this figure compares with those for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Statistics of alcoholics in Scotland are not available, but the numbers of admissions for alcoholism to hospitals in Scotland for the last five years were as follows:
In each year approximately 60 per cent. of the admissions were readmissions.
1967 2,903 1968 3,081 1969 2,949 1970 3,180 1971 3,644