§ 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.