HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c410W
Mr. Iain Mills

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to tighten the regulations governing the fitment of front and rear lights on bicycles; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Front and rear lamps have had to be fitted and used on pedal cycles at night for many years. It is important for cyclists to see and to be seen. We are currently consulting about requiring compliance with a British standard for front lamps. One already applies to rear lamps.