§ Mr. Waller
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he intends to take to inform those who passed their car driving test before 1 December 1990 that they will need to take a compulsory basic training course to ride motor cycles of 50 cc and over from 1 July onwards. 
§ Mr. Norris
A press notice was issued last August 1995 when the proposal was first announced, and a further press notice was issued in December when the plans were confirmed. Guidance on the amended position regarding CBT has been included in a revised factsheet on motorcycles that is made generally available, and will also be included in the advice leaflet planned to accompany vehicle excise duty reminders. Further, the Department is working with the motor cycle retailing and training industries on a media campaign involving press articles, interviews and public information announcements in national and local media.