HC Deb 25 June 1991 vol 193 cc416-7W
Mr. Day

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he anticipates the production of a British or equivalent European performance specification for roadside crash cushions, following the recent submission of a draft specification to the CEN 226 committee.

Mr. Chope

[holding answer Monday 24 June 1991]: Harmonised European standards covering terminology, performance specification and impact testing procedures for vehicle safety restraint systems, including crash cushions, are now being prepared by working group 1 of CEN technical committee No. 226 ("Road Equipment").

The current target date for the draft standards is December 1991 with the publication stage in late 1993.