Skip to main content

Invalid Tricycles

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will list all handling tests which have been carried out by her Department in conjunction with the Motor Industry Research Association to the Model 70 invalid tricycle, either formally or informally; and if she will publish or make available to interested parties, any reports or test results.

The only handling tests carried out at MIRA have been concerned with the effects of cross-winds, and the results have already been published.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will list what tests have been carried out by her Department in consultation with the Motor Industry Research Association to assess the effect upon the wind performance and stability of the Model 70 invalid tricycle of fitting roll-over structural bars; if she will publish the results of any such tests; and if she will make a statement.

No such tests have yet been carried out. I am advised that the strengthening of the body structure by fitting a protective roll-over bar would not materially influence the stability of the vehicle.