HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c309W
Mr. Adam Butler

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received asking for special exemption from the compulsory wearing of helmets by motor cyclists, whether on religious or other grounds; and what is his policy in this matter.

Mr. Peyton

Exemption has been sought on behalf of the Sikhs, certain medical cases, and those whose helmets are lost or stolen. I have concluded that the arguments did not justify exemption.