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Coaches (Seat Belts)

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will now consider seeking to make mandatory the use of seat belts by coach passengers.

From 1 October this year all newly registered coaches will be required to have seat belts fitted to all exposed forward facing seats. It is passengers in these seats who are most at risk, because they have no other impact protection. They should wear the belts. We will encourage them to do so.