§ Mr. Galbraith
asked the Minister of Transport how many convictions are at present obtained annually in cases of driving while impaired by drink or drugs; and how many more convictions she anticipates are likely to be obtained as the result of the 80 milligram test foreshadowed in the Road Safety Bill.
§ Mrs. Castle
There were 7,358 convictions in 1965.218W
The Bill is designed to discourage driving after drinking too much. I hope that as the dangers in this become more widely understood the number of prosecutions and convictions will fall.