HC Deb 08 February 1990 vol 166 c782W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children in England and Wales have the opportunity to take a cycle proficiency test through their school; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

Some 275,000 children took part in RoSPA's cycle proficiency training and testing scheme in 1989. This is administered locally by local authority road safety officers with the training taking place mainly in schools, by agreement with head teachers. RoSPA publishes and distributes the teacher materials and the Department supplies each child with a free copy of the "Highway Code for Young Road Users".