§ Mr. Waller
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the number of casualties among pillion passengers carried on motor cycles driven by learner riders, indicating the number who were holders of full motor cycle driving licences and the number carried illegally without a full licence in each of the last five years in repect of which information is available.
§ Mr. Atkins
Information is not available on the type of driving licence held by drivers of vehicles, or their passengers, involved in road injury accidents. Therefore, it is not possible to estimate the number of pillion passengers carried on motor cycles being driven by learner drivers, nor to tell whether these passengers were being carried illegally.