HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 cc614-5W
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:

1982 111
1983 96
1984 103
1985 78
1986 80

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