§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to make it compulsory for cyclists to wear protective head-guards.
§ Mr. Atkins
If everbody wore cycle helmets, a great many injuries and deaths would be prevented, particularly among children. While I have no present plans for making it compulsory, I urge cyclists to wear them, and parents to encourage their children to do so.