HC Deb 25 March 1996 vol 274 c426W
Sir Russell Johnston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparison he has made between the number of deaths attributable to smoking and to excessive alcohol consumption; what are the figures for each in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement. [22105]

Mr. Bowis

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Newport, West (Mr. Flynn) on 10 January,Official Report, columns 231–32.