HC Deb 14 April 1999 vol 329 cc259-60W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) what the terms of reference of the Government's motorcycle advisory group will be; [79928]

(2) which non-governmental groups will be invited to join the Government's advisory group on motorcycling; [79927]

(3) what steps he is currently undertaking to encourage the use of small motorcycles. [79926]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Arrangements will be made shortly for the convening of the first formal meeting of the Motorcycling Advisory Group. We will announce the date and the Group membership shortly. The Terms of Reference will be finalised at this meeting. However, a central feature will be to consider the role of motorcycling in our integrated transport policy.

We are already providing assistance over motorcycle security in that we are supporting Lord Rotherwick's Bill, introduced on 30 March, which will enable local authorities to provide secure parking devices.