HC Deb 10 February 1972 vol 830 cc411-2W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, as a means of assisting in the saving of lives, she will take legislative action to enable her to discuss the curriculum so as to arrange with the educational authorities to initiate a national scheme of tuition to school children in road safety, road use, vehicle upkeep and driving of simulated vehicles; and all other matters which may prove necessary and of use when these children reach the age to obtain vehicle driving licences.

Mrs. Thatcher

No. I realise the importance of reducing the number of road accidents, but I am unwilling to change the present statutory provision relating to curriculum matters. From time to time the Department produces pamphlets on various subjects including safety, and these are distributed to the schools.