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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 6:44 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 6:44 pm, 2nd September 2013

It is interesting that the hon. Gentleman says his daughter stopped cycling when she was forced to wear a helmet, because that is exactly what happened in Australia. When a law requiring people to wear helmets was introduced there, cycling numbers plummeted. We can make cycling safe by getting more people to do it. The more people cycle, the safer it is. That is how we make cycling safer in Britain.