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Cycling: Highway Code

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the revised version of rule 47 of the Highway Code from cyclists and their representatives. (139094)

In the course of the public consultation on proposed changes to the Highway Code in 2006, DSA received a total of 2,612 comments on rule 58 in the consultation text (the equivalent of rule 47 in the current edition of the Highway Code and rule 61 in the proposed draft code laid in Parliament on 28 March 2007). 32 of these comments were from cycling organisations, 29 from other organisations, 10 from MPs and 2,541 from individuals who may or may not be cyclists. A summary of consultation responses, including those on cycling issues, was placed in the Libraries of both Houses when the proposed revised code was laid before Parliament on 28 March 2007. It is also available on line at:

www.dsa.gov.uk.

In addition to this consultation, we have since received correspondence from MPs, cycling organisations and individuals on this issue. The numbers of such queries have not been collected.