HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 c348W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Minister of Transport, from international sources available to him, in which countries the use of seat belts in cars is now compulsory.

Mr. Fowler

I understand that wearing is compulsory in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada—Ontario and Quebec, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Eire, Finland, France, German Federal Republic, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and the USSR. However, provisions as to exemptions and penalties vary from country to country.

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