HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 c399W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the Chief Constables and the Magistrates' Association arising from the judicial decision of the House of Lords on 24th March, 1971, regarding the Road Safety Act and the breathalyser; and what action he intends to remedy the difficulty.

Mr. Sharples

None from the chief constables. From the Magistrates' Association, that any alcohol consumed by a driver after an accident should be taken into account for the purposes of an offence under Section 1(1) of the Road Safety Act, 1967. On the second part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 2nd April to a Question by the hon. Member for Cardigan (Mr. Elystan Morgan).—[Vol. 814, c. 452.]