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Seat Belts

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he will make his statement of proposals for introducing the compulsory wearing of seat belts.

In accordance with the provisions in the Transport Act 1981, I have today laid before both Houses of Parliament a copy of my statement explaining my proposals for the first set of regulations on compulsory seat belt wearing. Copies are available in the Vote Office. I have also sent copies to a wide range of interested organisations and have asked for comments by 9 February. I will give careful consideration to all the representations I receive before drawing up these regulations which will not be laid before Parliament for approval for at least three months.