HC Deb 28 November 1979 vol 974 cc670-1W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the total expenditure on public roads in Tayside and Scotland in each year since 1976; and if he will provide a breakdown showing the amount spent on new construction and improvements, maintenance and administration.

Mr. Rifkind

The information for financial years 1976–77 and 1977–78 is set out below.

For 1978–79 figures are shown for expenditure on trunk roads which are the responsibility of the Secretary of State; details of expenditure by local authorities on principal and other roads are not yet available.

have been convicted of drunken driving in Dundee in each year since the introduction of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976.

Mr. Rifkind

The number of persons convicted of drunk driving in Dundee in the years 1976 to 1978 is as follows:

Year Number of persons in Dundee1 convicted of drunk driving
1976 378
1977 395
1978 418
1The figures include offences of driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle when unfit to drive through drink or drugs; driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle when the
proportion of alcohol in the blood exceeds the prescibed limit; failing to provide a specimen of breath or urine for testing.