HL Deb 08 December 1981 vol 425 cc1333-4WA
Baroness Sharples

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will make their statement of proposals for introducing the compulsory wearing of seat belts?

The Earl of Avon

In accordance with the provisions in the Transport Act 1981, my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport has today laid before both Houses of Parliament a copy of his statement explaining his proposals for the first set of regulations on compulsory seat belt wearing. Copies are available in the Printed Paper Office. My right honourable friend has also sent copies to a wide range of interested organisations and has asked for comments by 9th February. My right honourable friend will give careful consideration to all the representations he receives before drawing up these regulations which will not be laid before Parliament for approval for at least three months.

House adjourned at three minutes past eight o'clock.