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Driving Under Influence: Hillingdon

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) drug and (b) drink driving were recorded in (i) Uxbridge constituency and (ii) the London Borough of Hillingdon in each year since 1997. (250770)

Offences of driving while unfit through drugs or drink are summary offences and do not feature in the recorded crime statistics collected by the Home Office.

The Home Office does collect data on recorded offences of “Causing death by dangerous or careless driving (including whilst under the influence of drink or drugs)”. However, it is not possible to determine from the information held centrally which, if any, of these offences were committed while the offender was under the influence.

The available information for the above offence is given in the following table. The data relate to the Hillingdon basic command unit and data at this level are only available from 2000-01. Data for Uxbridge are not collected centrally.

Recorded offences of causing death by dangerous or careless driving (including while under the influence of drink or drugs) in the Hillingdon basic command unit

Number of offences

2000-01

0

2001-02

0

2002-03

1

2003-04

1

2004-05

2

2005-06

3

2006-07

0

2007-08

0