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Rear Seat Belts

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will introduce legislation requiring compulsory wearing of rear seat belts.

Not at present. All new cars registered from 1 April this year must be fitted with rear seat belts and/or child restraints. Our aim is to increase the voluntary use of restraints and voluntary fitting in cars which do not already have them. We will continue to press home the message that the use of seat belts saves lives.