§ Mr. Speller
asked the Minister of Transport what was the death rate per 100 motor cycle accidents in the two years before and since the passing of legislation requiring the wearing of crash helmets.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I regret that this information is not available in the precise form requested. The following information is available for the two years before and since 1 June 1973, when motor cyclists were first required to wear crash helmets.
Two wheeled motor vehicle deaths per 100 vehicle involvements in injury accidents 1971–1972, 1974–1975: Great Britain 1971 1.67 1972 1.66 1974 1.63 1975 1.44