HC Deb 29 July 1982 vol 28 c713W
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