HC Deb 08 July 1996 vol 281 c71W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the advantage of making compulsory the wearing of crash helmets for cyclists. [35958]

Mr. Norris

We have carefully considered the case for the compulsory wearing of crash helmets for cyclists, and have decided that it is more effective at the present stage for Government actively to promote the voluntary wearing of helmets.