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Driving Under Influence

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many deaths and serious injuries were attributed to the actions of drivers recorded with (a) 140 or more, (b) more than 120 but less than 141, (c) more than 100 but less than 121, (d) 80 or more, (e) less than 80 but 50 or more and (f) less than 50 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millimetres of their blood in each year from 1997 to 2006; (144853)

(2) how many deaths and serious injuries were attributed to the actions of drivers recorded with (a) 80 or more, (b) less than 80 but 50 or more and (c) less than 50 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millimetres of their blood who had previous convictions for drink-driving offences in each year from 1997 to 2006;

(3) how many deaths and serious injuries were attributed to the actions of drivers suspected of drinking but where no alcohol in blood levels was officially recorded in each year from 1997 to 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many drivers who were killed in each year from 1997 to 2006 were known or suspected to have consumed alcohol in sufficient quantity for their blood levels to be excess of 50 milligrammes in 100 millilitres of blood but less than the current statutory limit; (144908)

(2) how many drivers who were killed in each year from 1997 to 2006 were known or suspected to have consumed alcohol in sufficient quantity for their blood levels to be in excess of the current statutory limit.

The information requested is available in tables (2a) and (2i) of the article Drinking and Driving, published in Road Casualties Great Britain—the annual report. The annual reports for the years 1998 to 2005 contain the information requested and are available in the Libraries of the House.

2004 is the most recent year for which the information requested is available.