HL Deb 06 June 1996 vol 572 cc139-40WA
The Earl of Kimberley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Where the general public can buy the same type of breathalyser as used by the police.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)

Roadside breathalysers used by the police are manufactured by Lion Laboratories PLC of Barry, South Glamorgan and Dräger Limited of Blyth, Northumberland. Equipment of identical technology to that used by the police may be purchased by members of the public from these companies although it should be noted that the accuracy and reliability of devices depends to some degree on their proper use and maintenance.