Driving under Influence: Scotland

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to devolve the powers to vary penalties for the offence of drink driving to the Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Scotland Act 2012 provided amendments to the original 1998 Scotland Act which included devolving the power to prescribe drink driving limits in Scotland.

There are currently no plans to devolve the powers to vary penalties.

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