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European Union - Twenty-Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 2 July 2002.


CONTENTS

REPORT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

History: why we undertook the enquiry

Part 1

New Factors since we reported in 1998

Part 2

Police Statistics for the period 18 December 2001 - 2 January 2002

Part 3

The proposed reduction in the BAC level form 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml

INTRODUCTION

Why we undertook this short inquiry

PART 1: NEW FACTORS SINCE WE REPORTED IN 1998

European Commission: Directive or Recommendation?

European Commission: Recommendation

The Adoption of a Legal Maximum BAC Limit of 50mg/100ml or lower

A Lower Limit for Inexperienced Drivers and Others

Other Issues in the Recommendation

European Convention on Driver Disqualification 1998

PART 2: STATISTICS

Annual Statistics

Police Statistics for the period 18 December 2001-2 January 2002

THE PROPOSED REDUCTION IN THE bac LEVEL FROM 80MG/100ML TO 50MG/100ML

Background: The Department's 1998 Consultation

The Ministers Response

The EU Convention on Driver Disqualification

The Committee's views

Appendix 1: Membership of Sub-Committee B

Appendix 2: Summary of the Opinion of the Committee from the 1998 Report

Appendix 3: Penalties for Drink Drive Offences in the European Union

Appendix 4: List of Witnesses

ORAL EVIDENCE

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 25 February 2002

Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO)

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 4 March 2002

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Mr David Jamieson MP,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Oral evidence, 11 March 2002

Supplementary evidence

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Portman Group

NOTE: Pages of the Report and Appendices are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in the oral evidence

p(s) refers to a page in the oral or written evidence

para(s) refers to a paragraph in the Report

 


 
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