§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what examination his Department has made of the American example of stopping traffic when children are alighting from school buses; and whether he has any plans to introduce such a system in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Chope
The Department has no wish to emulate the position in the United States of America where in spite of special regulations some 40 children are killed and 800 injured each year in school bus loading zones.
We do, however, intend to require school buses to display special signs and regulations will be made as soon as possible.