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Mineral Waters

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his estimate is of the number of litres of bottled (a) sparkling and (b) still water consumed in the UK in each year since 2002; and what percentage was supplied in (i) plastic, (ii) glass and (iii) other materials. (137609)

The following table shows the estimated number of litres of mineral water consumed in the UK in each year since 2002.

April to March each year

Total UK consumption of mineral water (million litres)

2001-02

747

2002-03

793

2003-04

875

2004-05

950

2005-06

965

DEFRA does not collect statistics which distinguish between sparkling and still water or the way water is packaged.