Written Answers. - Alcohol Consumption.

Richard Bruton

Question:

210 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will provide data on the consumption of alcohol here over each of the past five years. [15175/02]

Information provided by the Central Statistics Office and the Revenue Commissioners to my Department indicates that the levels of alcohol consumption per capita in litres of pure alcohol for the years 1996 to 2000 were as follows:

1996 9.32

1997 9.87

199810.18

199910.74

200011.12

Figures for 2001 are not yet available.