§ 57. Mr. Boyden
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the need to improve road safety, he will obtain statistics of the offences of driving or being in charge of a vehicle while under the influence of drink or a drug where convictions took 53W place in the higher courts, and of cases where the period of disqualification for the above offences were subsequently reduced.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Some statistical information is already available about convictions in the higher courts for the offences of driving or being in charge of a vehicle when under the influence of drink or a drug, and is published in the Criminal Statistics and in the Annual Return of Offences Relating to Motor Vehicles. I think the hon. Member may have in mind information regarding periods of disqualification for driving, which is not now available. I am considering the possibility of obtaining such information and also information regarding the removal of disqualifications imposed in both the magistrates' courts and the higher courts.