HL Deb 20 November 2000 vol 619 c56WA
Lord Davies of Oldham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they propose to take to prevent the European Commission changing the status of the proposed directive on pedestrian friendly car fronts to a voluntary code. [HL4592]

Lord Whitty

The UK has funded much research over the years to support the development of a European initiative to improve the pedestrian protection offered by cars. The issue is to ensure rapid, effective and verifiable action in this area so that we have the best deal for vulnerable road users. We will judge any Commission proposals in this light.