HC Deb 23 December 1976 vol 923 cc901-2
26. Mr. Michael Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Blennerhassett Committee on drinking and driving.

The Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mr. John Horam)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr. Fowler) on 1st December 1976.

Mr. Marshall

Would the hon. Gentleman like to add to that reply? In this season of good will it is important that we should consider these matters very carefully, and it is high time that we had a more clearly considered view from the Government.

Mr. Horam

We have a clear-cut view of the Blennerhassett Report, which I hope the hon. Gentleman supports, as I think he does. We want to introduce legislation as soon as reasonably practicable, but that is not an early possibility.