§ 50. Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what proportion of road traffic accidents are due to the driver being under alcoholic influence.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
"Road Accidents, 1953" which were compiled by my Department on the basis of police reports indicate that the driver being under the influence of drink or a drug was a factor in one-third of one per cent. of accidents during that year. My hon. Friend will appreciate the difficulty of obtaining completely comprehensive statistics.