§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Minister of Transport what representations have been made to her by the Licensed Victuallers Associations and similar organisations on the effect of Road Safety Act breathalyser tests on their trade; and what reply she has sent.
§ Mr. Carmichael
We have received a number of complaints that takings in some public houses have fallen since the new legislation about drink and driving came into force. I am sorry if the new law is affecting the profits of the licensed trade, but I hope that public houses will be able to adapt themselves to cater for new social habits.