§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were admitted for treatment to Northern Ireland hospitals for alcoholism in the past five years; and if he has any figures which would enable him to estimate the persons treated for alcoholism by general practitioners, or of persons treated for other conditions where alcoholism was a factor.
§ Mr. John Patten
The information requested is not available in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the number of psychiatric admissions for treatment of alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis was as follows:
Year Total 1976 1,972 1977 2,076 1978 2,187 1979 2,121 1980 1,795