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Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues on the recommended daily intake of water. (203378)

In temperate climates, such as the UK, the UK Government advise that six to eight glasses (about 1.2 litres) of water, or other fluids, should be consumed every day to prevent dehydration. This amount should be increased when the weather is warm or when exercising.