§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if his Department has undertaken any studies to assess the number of working days lost in Wales annually as a result of alcohol consumption.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
No. However, a study into the health, social and economic costs of alcohol misuse in England and Wales has been funded from the DHSS/Welsh Office research and development budget. (cf McDonnell, R; Maynard, A (1985) "The Costs of Alcohol Misuse", British Journal of Addiction, 80, 27–35, a copy of which is in the Library).