HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 c308W
Mr. McMahon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total annual cost of dealing with alcoholism to the hospital services in the Glasgow area.

Mr. Fairgrieve

Alcoholism is involved in many types of illness, which may be treated on an in-patient or outpatient basis at either mental or general hospitals; and it has not been found feasible to produce a satisfactory estimate of total hospital expenditure attributable to it.

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