§ Mr. Waller
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the reply by the Under-Secretary of State for Transport to the hon. Member for Brighouse and Spenborough on 21 December 1981 concerning electrically assisted bicycles, Official Report, column 330, whether he has now circulated draft regulations to interested organisations; how long he intends the consultation period to last; and when he expects to make regulations implementing section 24 of the Transport Act 1981.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Draft regulations will be circulated by the end of this month, with a two month period for consultation. Subject to the time needed to consider comments received, I expect to lay regulations in the autumn.