§ Mr. Powell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of deaths and serious injuries to riders of motor cycles in the four-month period July to October in each of the years 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975, showing separately riders aged under 20 years of age, together with the estimated increase in motor cycle mileage between each of those periods.
§ Mr. John Silkin
My right hon. Friend is not aware of any general difficulties. Shorthand secretarial facilities are made available when the occasion demands, but my right hon. Friend does not consider it necessary that they should be provided at all local inquiries.