HC Deb 07 June 1934 vol 290 cc1061-2
13. Mr. HALES

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that in Sweden a blood test is taken of a person charged with drunkenness; and, having regard to the satisfactory results thereform, if he will consider the desirability of taking steps to introduce the same procedure into this country?


I am aware of the test to which my hon. Friend refers. Evidence derived from a blood test is sometimes given in this country in cases where drunkenness is an element in a criminal charge, but I have no power to require any person to submit to such a test.