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Under-age Drinking

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the extent of under-age drinking. (92248)

Findings from the 2004 Offending, Crime and Justice survey revealed that 56 per cent. of 10 to 17-year-olds reported having had an alcoholic drink in the previous 12 months. This figure was highest among 16 to 17-year-olds (88 per cent.) and lowest among 10 to 13-year-olds (29 per cent).