§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he proposes to issue any advice to bicycle users on the availability of an effectively protective helmet for both children and adults; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I am keen that cyclists should be able to identify helmets that offer a defined standard of protection. The British Standards Institution is preparing an appropriate standard for pedal cycle helmets suitable for both children and adults and we expect this to be published next year.