§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the maximum legal limit on blood alcohol levels for drivers in each EC country.
§ Mr. Key
The information requested, in milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, is as follows:
milligrammes The Netherlands 50 Portugal 50 Belgium 80 Denmark 80 France 80 Germany 1280 Greece 380 Italy 80 Luxembourg 80 Spain 80 United Kingdom 80 Ireland 100 1 Germany has not adopted a common limit after unification. 2 (0 in the former Democratic Republic). 3 For the general drink/drive offence but the power exists to charge motorists at 50 mg/ml if an accident has taken place.