§ Sir Clive Bossom
asked the Minister of Transport if she will provide details of the 97 organisations which she has consulted in regard to her proposal to raise the minimum age for riding motor cycles from 16 to 17 years; and which organisations have opposed this proposal.
§ Mr. John Morris
Of the 97 organisations 23 were Government Departments. Of the rest 3 were associations of manufacturers, one of cycle and motor-cycle manufacturers and 2 of other vehicles; 9376W were motor-cyclists' clubs; 17 were road users' associations (of which 7 have a motor-cycling interest); 8 were youth organisations and bodies concerned with young people 11 were labour and professional organisations; 10 were local authority associations; 2 represented insurance interests; 9 were official bodies with transport or road safety interests; and 5 organisations fell in none of these groups but had a possible interest.
The proposal is opposed by the cycle and motor-cycle manufacturers' association; by 3 of the motor-cyclists' clubs; by one of the road users' associations by one trade union, one professional association, and one of the official bodies. It is supported by 23 of the organisations consulted, other than Government Departments.