§ Mr. Sheerman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many excess alcohol convictions were recorded during the last three years; what percentage were high risk offences; what percentage were over 150 mg per cent.; what percentage were over 200 mg per cent.; and what percentage were second offences.
§ Mr. John Patten
The available information relates to findings of guilt for offences of driving and so on with alcohol above the prescribed limit and is published annually in "Offences Relating to Motor Vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables" (Table 15 of the issue for 1985). Information on level of alcohol is not always readily available to those collecting details of court proceedings for the Home Office and this will affect the accuracy of the figures; as from 1 January 1987, information on alcohol level is no longer being collected. Information on repeated convictions for drink driving offences is not available.