HL Deb 26 May 2004 vol 661 c148WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in pursuance of their powers to investigate the causes of fires, authorised officers as defined in the Fire and Rescue Services Bill will collect data on the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream of persons injured in fires; and how the procedures for doing so are to be defined. [HL2999]

The Minister of State, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

The Fire and Rescue Services Bill would give no power to fire investigation officers to take samples of body fluids from any person.