§ Mr. Atkins
I am strongly in favour of the fitting of good quality seat belts on all seats in coaches and of the belts being worn wherever provided. I am very glad that the Bus and Coach Council is now recommending that all new coaches should be fitted with seat belts. We are discussing further with them the fitting of belts on existing coaches.
We are continuing to press for early agreement in the European Community to the mandatory fitment of seat belts on all seats in new coaches.