HC Deb 20 April 1990 vol 170 c1036W
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.