HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c97W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received seeking a reduction in the blood alcohol level for drinking and driving offences; and what response he has made.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We are pressed at different times to reduce the permitted blood alcohol content to various levels including nil below the present limit of 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

With more than half of all drinking and driving offenders convicted at around twice the existing limit, the current priority is to secure greater compliance with the law as it stands.