§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from each chief constable detailing the number of motorists stopped and positively breathalysed for drunken driving in each force area between Christmas and new year's day; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The official Home Office statistics on breath tests in England and Wales in 1986, including the Christmas period, will not be available until the middle of this year, but the Association of Chief Police Officers72W has collated provisional figures for the number of roadside screening tests which were positive in 42 police force areas, and this information is given in the table. Information is not yet available on the total number of tests carried out, but this will be included in the Home Office statistics.
Positive roadside screening tests carried out from 19 December 1986 to 1 January 1987 Police force area Number of positive results Avon and Somerset 114 Bedfordshire 56 Cambridgeshire 67 Cheshire 105 City of London 8 Cleveland 41 Cumbria 68 Derbyshire 62 Devon and Cornwall 120 Dorset 76 Durham 72 Dyfed-Powys 55 Essex 97 Gloucestershire 45 Greater Manchester 377 Gwent 56 Hampshire 144 Hertfordshire 61 Humberside 91 Kent 103 Lancashire 197 Leicestershire 194 Lincolnshire 57 Merseyside 123 Metropolitan Police Not available Norfolk 38 Northamptonshire1 70 Northumbria 109 North Wales 112 North Yorkshire 53 Nottinghamshire 149 South Wales 121 South Yorkshire 168 Staffordshire 63 Suffolk 42 Surrey 77 Sussex 109 Thames Valley 186 Warwickshire 41 West Mercia 87 West Midlands 211 West Yorkshire 200 Wiltshire 52 Total 4,280 1Figures quoted cover period 19 December 1986 to 3 January 1987.