HC Deb 27 July 2000 vol 354 cc867-8W
Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what plans he has for schools to provide cycling lessons for pupils; [132812]

(2) how many schools in the United Kingdom provide cycling lessons for young people. [132811]

Jacqui Smith

Local authorities already provide cycling proficiency classes in schools. They are funded to do so through their annual revenue allocations. In addition, Road Safety is included in the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Information on the numbers of schools providing cycling lessons is not collected centrally.