HC Deb 27 October 1955 vol 545 c55W
101. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will consult the British Standards Institution about getting a better standard of crash helmet, with a view to making that standard compulsory.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

My Department is represented on the British Standards Institution Technical Committee concerned with standards for crash helmets. Improvements to the present standard will be made if and when research shows that they are desirable. As regards the second part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 25th October to the hon. Members for Portsmouth, South (Sir J. Lucas) and Cardiff, West (Mr. G. Thomas).