HC Deb 20 April 1989 vol 151 c263W
Mr. Ashley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the maximum amount of alcohol that is assessed as acceptable for babies to consume daily; and if he will request the manufacturers of gripe water to label their products with the percentage of alcohol contained, to reconsider the amount of the recommended dose, and to display warnings of the dangers of exceeding it.

Mr. Freeman

I am advised that the small amount of alcohol contained in some gripe waters should not intoxicate babies if used responsibly by parents in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.