§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give assistance to motor cycle rider associations in their efforts to provide trail parks and instructional video films to prepare motor cycle riders for part I tests; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Government are ready to give whatever support they can to organisations who wish to promote motor cycle training, subject to our general policy that training schemes and trail parks should not normally be dependent on public funds.
My Department's own film "A Good Start", which is widely available, gives general information about learning to ride motor cycles and provides a useful introduction of part I of the motor cycle test. I would, of course, be concerned at the prospect of riders regarding films as a substitute for a full course of training with an appointed organisation.