§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has reached a decision on his proposed revision of the "Highway Code"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
My right hon. Friend has today laid before Parliament proposed revisions to the "Highway Code" which take into account the many observations made by those who replied to our consultation letter of 21 March.
The proposed alterations include a number of changes which will benefit cyclists and which acknowledge the contribution that cycling organisations are making to the Department's thinking on road safety. Other subjects covered include child safety in cars, alcohol and the road user, the use of car telephones and additional information for motor cyclists and pedestrians. These alterations reflect current best practice in road safety. I hope that Parliament will find them acceptable.