§ Mr. John Patten
I have been asked to reply.
The initial 5,000 published copies of "Drinking Sensibly"* have all been distributed and a further reprint of 2,500 copies took place in 1983. More than 1,000 copies were distributed to professional, voluntary and other organisations concerned in combating alcohol misuse. The purpose of this discussion document is to provide facts and present issues to help clarify public debate rather than to invite correspondence. Responses include the use made of the material in press articles and day conferences and some letters.
* Prevention and Health: Drinking Sensibly a discussion document prepared by the Health Department of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.