HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 c2671W
Mr. Groves

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will state the principles or regulations governing the tests applied by the police under certain circumstances; is he aware that recently at Leith a motorist, who, it was alleged, had indulged in alcohol, was asked to say "The Leith police dismisseth us"; and whether he will give instructions that any such tests should be reasonable?

Mr. Colville

I am informed that in Edinburgh tests for drunkenness are applied by doctors and not by members of the police force, and that the tests in use do not include the phrase referred to in the second part of the question. If the hon. Member will send me particulars of the case he has in mind, I shall make further inquiry.