HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c527W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of convictions for underage drinking in public houses in England and Wales in each of the past three years.

Mr. Raison

In England and Wales in 1980, 3,954 persons were found guilty of offences of buying or consuming intoxicating liquor in licensed premises when under 18; the corresponding numbers were 4,091 in 1979 and 3,664 in 1978. Information for 1981 is not yet available.