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Drink Driving

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he intends to alter the permitted level of alcohol that a driver can consume before an offence is committed.

The present limit is the level at which for most drivers the chances of being involved in an accident start to rise sharply. With some half of drink drive offenders convicted at around twice the limit, our priority is to achieve greater compliance with the law as it stands.