§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department is currently undertaking or financing any research work into the injuries of children resulting from inappropriate design of bicycle parts; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Transport and Road Research Laboratory is conducting a study of cycling accidents involving adults and children. Information is being collected about the contributory factors and the severity and location of injuries sustained. This will enable us to assess the relationship between bicycle part design and children's accidents and injuries.