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Compulsory Head-Guards

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to make it compulsory for cyclists to wear protective head-guards.

If everbody wore cycle helmets, a great many injuries and deaths would be prevented, particularly among children. While I have no present plans for making it compulsory, I urge cyclists to wear them, and parents to encourage their children to do so.