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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 6:02 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield 6:02 pm, 2nd September 2013

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman and his colleagues on securing this debate. He will know of my long-term interest, as chairman of the parliamentary advisory council for transport safety, in safety on the roads. Is he worried that at least a third of youngsters who get on a bike do not have any Bikeability training?

Secondly, the hon. Gentleman is absolutely right about HGVs. What are we going to do about those whose steering wheels are on the other side of the vehicle, who have terrible blind spots and who cause many terrible accidents?