§ Mr. Bright
asked the Minister of Transport (1) if he will introduce legislation to seek to permit a minimum of six months to elapse between tests for drivers on mopeds and tests for drivers on middleweight or heavyweight motor cycles:
(2) if he will introduce legislation to seek to raise to 18 years the age at which heavyweight motor cycles may be ridden;
(3) if he will take steps to introduce a "cyclemotor" classification of the kind permitted on the Continent and in the United States of America with maximum capacity not exceeding 50 c.c. and a top speed of 30 miles per hour with removal of registration and road tax requirements and the lowering of the minimum riding age to 15 years subject to compulsory training.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
These proposals have all been put to me as part of a package of measures by the Motorcycle Association of Great Britain. I am considering them in the context of my general review of motor cycle safety on which I shall make a statement as soon as possible.