HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 cc221-2W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motor cyclists have been prosecuted under the drink and drive regulations in the first year of their operation; and what percentage these prosecutions represent of the total figure.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Provisional figures indicate that in England and Wales during the first six months of this year 9,007 cases were brought before magistrates' courts, and 206 were tried in higher courts, for offences under Part I of the Road Safety Act 1967 or section 6 of the Road Traffic Act 1960. The number of these cases in which the accused was a motor cyclist is not known.