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Driving Under Influence: Bexley

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) drug and (b) drink driving were recorded in the London borough of Bexley in each year since 1997. (204914)

The information requested is not collected centrally. The Home Office recorded crime statistics only has figures for the offence of ‘causing death by careless driving (including when under the influence of drink or drugs)'. Deaths caused by careless driving when under the influence cannot currently be separately identified from other causing death by careless driving offences. The recorded crime statistics do not count lesser offences of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

The Ministry of Justice collect statistics on motoring offences and breath tests in relation to prosecutions and other interventions but they can only provide them at police force area level, and not for local areas such as Bexley.