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Drinking And Driving

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give figures in the Official Report for the number of accidents, injuries and deaths due to road accidents during December 1982 for each of the areas where the drink-drive campaign operated and did not operate in that month; and if he will give the corresponding figures for December 1981, together with the percentage change in each case.

We shall study the effect of mounting the campaigns in some areas during December and in the other areas during February. The results will be made available to the House. Some accident reports are delayed for legal reasons and all have to be processed on local authority computers before being transmitted to the Department of Transport. The data for December is unlikely to be complete before April at the earliest, and comparisons with data for February will be made as soon as complete information is available.