HC Deb 02 December 1975 vol 901 cc531-2W
Sir T. Kitson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in view of the fact that respiratory difficulties and suffocation are causes of death immediately following road accidents, if he will consider including the description of basic resuscitation techniques in the Highway Code so that they can become part of the driving tests.

Dr. Gilbert

Yes. I intend to include some basic first-aid advice, including resuscitation techniques, in the next version of the Highway Code. While it is in everyone's interest to be familiar with basic first aid practices, the driving test is a test of competence to drive and I am not convinced that the inclusion of questions about these techniques would be appropriate.

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