HC Deb 08 March 1984 vol 55 c696W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider seeking powers to ban junior motor cycle clubs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Macfarlane

I am aware of the tragic fatal accident involving a 9-year-old boy at a junior motor cross event. I extend my sympathy to his parents.

All aspects of the sport are, however, for its governing body — the Auto Cycle Union — which lays down comprehensive rules relating to safety and equipment. The question is thus properly a matter for the ACU and the parents of those youngsters who are involved.