§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road accidents and drink-drive offences were recorded in the areas covered by Central, Yorkshire, and Television South West independent television during the Christmas period in 1982, and in the same period in each of the previous three years;
(2) how many road accidents and drink-drive offences were recorded in the areas covered by Central, Yorkshire, and Television South-West television companies in March, April and May 1983, and in the same months in each of the previous three years.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Data on successful prosecutions for driving a motor vehicle, or being in charge of one, with excess alcohol are the province of the Home Office. They have advised that the data are not readily available in the degree of detail required. The following data, from the police accident reports to my Department, show the results of roadside breath tests where the driver had a positive result (or failed to provide a specimen on request). Prosecutions would have followed in most cases but the proportion may vary regionally and over time.309W
he has had with London boroughs concerning the future ownership and maintenance of those London river piers, bridges, tunnels and ferries which are currently the responsibility of the Greater London council.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Discussions are continuing. Replies to the Department's consultation paper have been requested by 31 January 1984.