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Driving Under Influence: Hampshire

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in (a) Southampton, (b) Test Valley Borough and (c) the ceremonial county of Hampshire were breathalysed and recorded as below the drink-driving limit in each of the last five years. (243914)

The Home Office breath tests collection covers the number of screening breath tests taken and the number positive or refused. The available information covering the Hampshire police force area (which includes the Isle of Wight) is given in the following table.

Screening breath tests conducted and the number positive or refused, Hampshire police force area 2002-06

Number of tests

Number positive/refused

2002

35,200

4,000

2003

37,500

4,000

2004

38,400

3,800

2005

38,300

4,300

2006

34,800

3,700

Note:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Information collected centrally is broken down by police force area only therefore data for Southampton and the Test Valley borough are not available. Additionally, the collection does not identify the addresses of persons tested.