§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for the last five years the number of people killed in road accidents in which drink was involved.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The latest estimates of number of people killed in accidents in which at least one driver involved was over the legal limit of alcohol in breath or blood, for the five years 1982 to 1986 (the latest available), are as follows:
Minimum Maximum 1982 165 178 1983 129 141 1984 126 139 1985 111 116 1986 107 114
The available data may result in some double counting and it is necessary therefore to show minimum and maximum figures of the number of people killed.
In addition, the latest estimates of number of pedestrians killed who were over the same limit for the same years are as follows:615W
Number 1982 111 1983 96 1984 103 1985 78 1986 80