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Driving Under Influence

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) between 17 to 25, (b) between 25 to 40 and (c) 40 and over were (i) stopped on suspicion of, (ii) arrested for and (iii) charged with drink-driving in (A) Ribble Valley, (B) Lancashire and (C) England and Wales in each of the last five years. (253225)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: Data are not collected centrally on the number of people stopped on suspicion of an offence or those charged with an offence.

The arrests collection held by the Home Office is based on aggregate data and covers persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, by age group, gender, ethnicity, police force area and main offence group, for example, violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary and drugs offences.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) between 17 and 25, (b) between 25 and 40 and (c) over 40 years old were (i) stopped on suspicion of, (ii) arrested for and (iii) charged with drink-driving in (A) Southend, (B) Essex and (C) England and Wales in each of the last five years. (254995)

Data are not collected centrally on the number of people stopped on suspicion of an offence or those charged with an offence.

The arrests collection held by the Home Office is based on aggregate data and covers persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, by age group, gender, ethnicity, police force area and main offence group, for example, violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary and drugs offences.

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