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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Drunken Driving Tests.

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 7

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37.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Minister for Local Government if he has yet decided if he will use blood test and breath test analysis to ascertain alcohol content where persons are suspected of being drunk when driving.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Yes; the necessary legislation is being drafted.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange When will it be introduced?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney When we have completed the drafting.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange On 11th June, 1964, the Minister gave exactly the same reply, except that he said it would be introduced the following session. That is 13 months ago. The Minister now says that it is only being drafted.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I am sure most members of the House will appreciate that this is a difficult matter.


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