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Random Breath Tests

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any plans to bring forward legislation to provide for random breath tests for motorists; what consultations he has had with motoring organisations on this matter; and if he will make a statement.

I shall soon be publishing a consultation paper on drink and driving with a view to legislation. I shall wish to consider an up-to-date expression of views on discretionary testing, including, of course, those of the motoring organisations, before I come to a final decision.