HC Deb 27 March 1968 vol 761 c1521
48. Mr. Archer

asked the Minister of Transport whether she will introduce legislation to ensure that no breath-testing device is exhibited or advertised for sale to the public unless it bears a clear warning that it provides only an approximate indication, and that the alcohol content of blood can rise after the last drink is taken.

Mrs. Castle

I understand that these points are already covered in a Code of Rules recently issued by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Mr. Archer

Will my right hon. Friend take steps to publicise these rules and does not she agree that many of the existing "get-ups" are calculated to make people think that they have beaten the breathalyser, and this is very dangerous?

Mrs. Castle

I agree with my hon. Friend that any attempt to encourage self-testing is to be deplored. I think that the firms concerned are complying with the Authority's code.

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