§ 84. Mr. C. Johnson
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the existing arrangements for the participation of the Metropolitan Police in the training of child cyclists under the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme are to be brought to an end on 31st December next; and what proposals he has for the future training of child cyclists, having regard to the success of the present scheme in reducing accidents.
§ Mr. Marples
I am grateful to the Metropolitan Police for the help they have given in training children under the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme. I understand that while they will be unable to run training sessions after the end of this year, they will continue to test children and to train civilian instructors when required. I hope that the local authorities will be able to make alternative arrangements for the training of children.49W