HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c399W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to change the law to make safety belts compulsory in minibuses used for the transport of children.

Mr. Chope

[holding answer 11 December 1990]: Minibuses first used on or after 1 October 1988 are already required to have seat belts fitted to all front seats. We have been pressing for agreement in the European Community to enable us to require the fitting of seat belts in all seats in minibuses. As a result, the European Commission is now committed to bringing forward proposals for consideration by the Community by the end of 1991.