HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 c347W
Miss Wright

asked the Minister of Transport what are the facilities for the training of motor cyclists in Birmingham; if he is satisfied they are adequate; and, if not, what are his proposals to improve them.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The question of facilities for motor cycle training in any locality is a matter for individual local authorities to consider as part of their general duty under section 8 of the Road Safety Act 1974 to promote road safety. I am very concerned to improve the provision of motor cycle training nationally, and, when I have received and considered the report of the Advisory Committee on Motor Cycle Training, I shall consider what steps might be taken to increase the numbers of motor cyclists undergoing proper training.