HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c449W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on helping those motor cyclists with prescription-lensed goggles comply with the eye protectors regulations.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Amending regulations exempting existing prescription lensed goggles and postponing until 1 April 1989 the requirement for new ones to be approved and marked to BS 4110 were laid before the House today. The regulations also permit the use of glass lensed goggles approved to an earlier version of the standard which did not require marking with the letter "A" to show abrasion resistance. The regulations will come into force in early July.