Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will obtain a report from the chief constables concerned as to how many people have had the breathalyser test in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and in Newburn urban district, and with what results.
§ Mr. Callaghan
Statistical returns so far received indicate that in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, during the period 9th to 31st October, twenty-one people were required to take breath tests under Section 2 of the Road Safety Act 1967. In three cases the test indicated that the person concerned had more than the prescribed proportion of alcohol in his blood.113W
The Chief Constable of Northumberland informs me that breath tests were required of two people in the Newburn Sub-Division of his force during the period 9th October to 6th December, and that the result in each case indicated a blood alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.