§ 47. Ms. Mowlam
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a statement on his policy on the introduction of properly monitored random breath tests for drivers.
§ Mr. Atkins
My right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary announced on 21 March (Official Report, c. 635) the Government's view that existing police powers to stop and breath test drivers strike the right balance between effective enforcement of the law and the freedom of the individual.
We shall continue to encourage the police to make the fullest possible use of the wide breath-testing powers available to them.