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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) male and (b) female binge drinkers, according to the definition of binge drinking used in the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy. (178335)

In both 2005 and 2006, 23 per cent. of men and 15 per cent. of women drank more than twice the daily recommendations (three to four units per day for men, two to three units per day for women) on at least one day in the previous week, a measure of binge drinking, showing no change.