§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 31 January to the hon. Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Gapes),Official Report, column 586, what steps he proposes to take to discourage vehicle manufacturers from fitting bull bars.
§ Mr. Norris
My predecessor wrote to vehicle manufacturers in 1993 expressing concern about the fitting of aggressive bull bars. We have since put in hand the accident analysis referred to in my answer of 31 January. We shall consider whether further steps should be taken to discourage vehicle manufacturers from fitting bull bars, and owners of existing vehicles from using them on the road with bull bars attached, in the light of that analysis.