HC Deb 03 April 1968 vol 762 c103W
Mr. R. W. Elliott

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the rise of child cyclist casualties in 1967 to 10,750 she will introduce legislation to lay down a minimum age at which children may ride cycles on the highway.

Mr. Carmichael

No. The numbers of child cyclists killed or seriously injured have generally fallen each year since 1959. Most of the children concerned were between 10 and 14. A logical minimum age would thus drive almost all child cyclists off the roads.