HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 c236W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the cost of hospital patient treatment (diagnosis of alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis) and of alcohol-related diseases in Scotland, and any other costs arising from alcohol abuse, which had to be met by the National Health Service in 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively.

Mr. John MacKay

Alcohol abuse is involved in many types of illness, including alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis, for which hospital and other medical treatment is required; but it has not been found feasible to produce a satisfactory estimate of Health Service expenditure in Scotland incurred on treating these illnesses.