asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has on the amount of beer, wine and spirits sold in the United Kingdom in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable sales in the same 12 month period in each of the previous 10 years.
[pursuant to his reply, 24 April 1980, c. 273]: For monthly information about home consumption of alcoholic drinks, I refer my hon. Friend to table 6.14 and its predecessors in the " Monthly Digest of Statistics " series. Calendar year figures are given in table 8.81 of the Annual Abstract of Statistics (1980 Edition). There are copies in the Library of the House.