§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now introduce a system of random breath tests for drivers in Scotland.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 12 January 1990]Earlier last year the Government embarked on a public consultation exercise on whether police breath testing powers should be extended. A considerable number of representations was received proposing a variety of measures including support for the introduction of random breath testing. The Government are still considering the important issues which would be involved in giving the police increased powers in this area.