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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government for what reason the drink drive limit in England and Wales was set at 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood; and what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that limit. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16133 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Road Safety Act 1967 made it an offence to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and obliged drivers to submit to a screening, breathalyser test at the roadside in certain circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In 1966 Professor Allsop published a paper “Alcohol and Road Accidents” which stated that earlier research by Professor Borkenstein in 1964 showed that with “blood alcohol levels above 80 mg/100 ml, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher”.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Allsop’s report provided the basis for setting the drink drive limit in 1967.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1123281
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 April (HL14846), whether they will also monitor the results of the December 2014 reduction in the legal blood alcohol limit for motorists in Scotland from 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood to 50 milligrams; and what assessment they have made of the possible effects of introducing such a reduction for motorists in the rest of the UK. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL15337 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>An independent report of the impact of the Scottish limit reduction, led by the University of Glasgow, was published on 12 December 2018. The study found that lowering the drink drive limit was not associated with any reduction in total road traffic accident rates or serious and fatal road traffic accident rates.</p><p> </p><p>There are no current plans to lower the drink drive limit in England and Wales. The Government believes that rigorous enforcement and serious penalties for drink drivers are a more effective deterrent than changing the drink driving limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:09:37.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:09:37.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3425
star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
807260
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star this property date less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether in their assessment of the case for reducing the drink drive limit they took account of the fall in drink drive law enforcement levels in the last five years set out in the report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies. more like this
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
star this property uin HL4241 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, but has no plans for lowering the drink drive limit in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>Police have the powers they need to keep our roads safe, and latest Department for Transport figures show that fewer people died on British roads in 2015 as a result of drink driving than in any year since records began. It is for Chief Constables and locally elected Police and Crime Commissioners to decide how to deploy their resources in response to local priorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T13:16:05.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T13:16:05.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
607584
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star this property date less than 2016-10-21more like thismore than 2016-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Department for Transport figures showing a rise in the number of drivers failing a breath test. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2516 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Our assessment of Home Office figures on breath tests is that the proportion of drivers providing a positive or refused to provide a sample over recent years has remained constant, with only a slight rise in 2014 to 11% compared to 10.5% in 2013. By contrast, it was 20% in 2003.</p><p> </p><p>With Malta due to change their drink drive limit, all other European countries will have a lower alcohol limit, but they do not necessarily have a better record on reducing drink drive casualties. The TRL Report ‘PPR 796’ prepared for the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety (PACTS) shows that Britain, rather than having a higher level of road casualties in collisions involving alcohol than other European countries, has a comparable level despite the higher limit. Harmonisation with other countries’ limits is not a reason on its own for lowering the limit.</p><p> </p><p>We therefore have no plans to lower the drink drive limit in England and Wales. Our approach in tackling drink driving is through rigorous enforcement, tough penalties, and changing the social acceptability of drink driving – including through our award-winning THINK! campaigns.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2518 more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T13:03:46.697Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T13:03:46.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-21more like thismore than 2016-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage of drivers or riders involved in a road accident who were given a breath test, for each of the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the change, if any, in that percentage. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>A significant majority of road accidents are damage-only incidents where all participants exchange insurance and contact details. In line with s170 of the Road Traffic Act there is no requirement to report these incidents to the police and, unless there is a specific need for it, the police will not attend the scene. In these cases no breath tests are carried out and the accident is not recorded.</p><p> </p><p>As a result, it is impossible to state what percentage of drivers involved in all accidents are given a breath test as the total number of drivers involved in accidents is unknown.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T13:04:23.207Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T13:04:23.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
607586
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-21more like thismore than 2016-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed (1) the drink driving limits across Europe, and (2) the proposed changes to the limit in Malta; and what assessment they have made of the limit in England and Wales in the light of those limits. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Our assessment of Home Office figures on breath tests is that the proportion of drivers providing a positive or refused to provide a sample over recent years has remained constant, with only a slight rise in 2014 to 11% compared to 10.5% in 2013. By contrast, it was 20% in 2003.</p><p> </p><p>With Malta due to change their drink drive limit, all other European countries will have a lower alcohol limit, but they do not necessarily have a better record on reducing drink drive casualties. The TRL Report ‘PPR 796’ prepared for the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety (PACTS) shows that Britain, rather than having a higher level of road casualties in collisions involving alcohol than other European countries, has a comparable level despite the higher limit. Harmonisation with other countries’ limits is not a reason on its own for lowering the limit.</p><p> </p><p>We therefore have no plans to lower the drink drive limit in England and Wales. Our approach in tackling drink driving is through rigorous enforcement, tough penalties, and changing the social acceptability of drink driving – including through our award-winning THINK! campaigns.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2516 more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T13:03:46.76Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T13:03:46.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the costs of road traffic accidents associated with alcohol to (1) the NHS, (2) the emergency services, (3) the police, (4) the justice system, (5) the benefits system, and (6) individual victims. more like this
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
star this property uin HL1487 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport publishes estimates of the average cost to society of road traffic accidents as part of the Transport Analysis Guidance (called WebTAG). The cost is broken down into six elements. Three of these elements are casualty-related:</p><ul><li>lost output/cost to the economy</li><li>medical and ambulance costs</li><li>human costs</li></ul><p> </p><p>The remaining three are accident-related:</p><ul><li>police costs</li><li>insurance and administration costs</li><li>damage to property</li></ul><p> </p><p>The human cost element is estimated using evidence of individuals’ willingness to pay for a marginal reduction in their risk of suffering a road traffic accident. The other components are estimated using official data sources.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has not made any estimate of the costs of road traffic accidents to the justice system or the benefits system. However, it is likely that these will be small in comparison with human and lost output costs.</p><p> </p><p>The table below gives an estimate of the costs for each of the six WebTAG elements for all reported personal-injury accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the alcohol limit. The figures are based on accidents that occurred in 2014 as this is the most recent year for which final drink drive accident statistics are available. The totals are in 2016 prices.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Total value of prevention of reported accidents when at least one driver is over the alcohol limit, Great Britain, 2014</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>£million in 2016 prices</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Accident severity</p></td><td><p>Police costs</p></td><td><p>Insurance and admin</p></td><td><p>Damage to property</p></td><td><p>Lost output</p></td><td><p>Human costs</p></td><td><p>Medical and ambulance</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fatal</p></td><td><p>4.4</p></td><td><p>0.1</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td><td><p>150.6</p></td><td><p>287.3</p></td><td><p>0.3</p></td><td><p>445.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Serious</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td><td><p>0.2</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td><td><p>25.9</p></td><td><p>178.0</p></td><td><p>15.7</p></td><td><p>226.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slight</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td><td><p>15.0</p></td><td><p>17.6</p></td><td><p>84.0</p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td><td><p>127.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>799.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:44:50.637Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:44:50.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3609
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk of a driver's involvement in a collision involving injuries or death when they have a blood alcohol concentration of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood or more; and how that assessment of risk compares with that made when the alcohol limit for drivers was set in 1967. more like this
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Lord Rea more like this
star this property uin HL6114 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>Sir Peter North’s 2010 Review of drink and drug driving made an assessment of various studies. The Coalition Government responded in March 2011 by setting out its position on maintaining the current limit. This Government agrees with that assessment and we do not believe any further studies have provided sufficient evidence to change that position. There are therefore no plans to change the current laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6116 more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T12:20:04.08Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T12:20:04.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rea more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to advise drivers of the risks involved in driving after drinking alcohol. more like this
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Lord Rea more like this
star this property uin HL6115 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government advise drivers of the risks involved in driving after drinking alcohol in a number of ways.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport’s THINK! drink drive campaign raises awareness of the risks and consequences of drink driving. The campaign aims to reinforce the social unacceptability of drink driving and achieve positive behaviour change amongst drivers.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2015, THINK! ran a £2.9 million drink drive campaign. This campaign targeted males aged 17-34, who are disproportionately represented in drink drive killed and seriously injured (KSI) casualty statistics. We advertised this campaign on TV, online video and radio, and supported this with wider PR and social media activity.</p><p> </p><p>In addition we work with partners including Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Johnnie Walker to provide incentives to drivers (such as buy one get one free soft drinks) to avoid drink driving.</p><p> </p><p>THINK! also provide materials to road safety professionals to run campaigns and provide information on the risks of drink driving to drivers locally.</p><p> </p><p>The driving theory test addresses the subject of drink driving and the topic is covered extensively in driving learning materials.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also works with organisations to provide Drink Drive Rehabilitation Schemes (DDRS) for first time offenders. The courses aim to allow reflection of behaviour and achieve behaviour change.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T12:21:14.113Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T12:21:14.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3274
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rea more like this
452169
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent studies of driver impairment after drinking alcohol, and whether those studies support the current alcohol limit for drivers. more like this
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Lord Rea more like this
star this property uin HL6116 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>Sir Peter North’s 2010 Review of drink and drug driving made an assessment of various studies. The Coalition Government responded in March 2011 by setting out its position on maintaining the current limit. This Government agrees with that assessment and we do not believe any further studies have provided sufficient evidence to change that position. There are therefore no plans to change the current laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6114 more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T12:20:04.147Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T12:20:04.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rea more like this