HC Deb 05 November 1991 vol 198 cc25-6W
Mr. Day

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will adopt the draft CEN specification for the use of crash cushions in the United Kingdom as soon as possible.

Mr. Chope

Working group 1 of CEN technical committee TC226 is preparing draft standards coveting terminology, performance classes, testing methods and test acceptance criteria for vehicle safety restraint systems, including crash cushions.

Further examination is taking place of the required testing criteria for crash cushions. This will delay the preparation of the draft standard covering performance classes for this type of device.

When these standards are agreed, the United Kingdom will consider their adoption.