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Prosecutions: Driving Under the Influence

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists were (a) stopped on suspicion of drink-driving and (b) prosecuted for drink-driving on UK roads last year. (175043)

Information relating to Northern Ireland and Scotland is the responsibility respectively of the Northern Ireland Office and the Scottish Government.

Information on stops for suspected drink driving in England and Wales is not collected centrally. Available information relates to the number of screening breath tests and the number of prosecutions for driving after consuming alcohol or taking drug. In 2005, the latest period for which figures are available, there were 607,400 screening breath tests and 103,482 prosecutions. Data for 2006 will be available next year.