§ Mr. Randall
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will obtain a report from the chief constables concerned as to the number of men and women respectively, who have been reported as having had the breathalyser 348W test in the county of Durham and in Gateshead, respectively; and in how many cases the tests have proved to be positive.
§ Mr. Taverne
I am informed that, from 9th October to 25th November inclusive, members of the Durham Constabulary required 158 roadside breath tests, of which 63, all required of men, indicated a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the prescribed limit. The corresponding numbers for Gateshead, from 9th October to 29th November inclusive, were 15 and 6 respectively, all relating to men.