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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 6:52 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse 6:52 pm, 2nd September 2013

I hear what my right hon. Friend says and there is a cultural question here. I am sure we all watched the 100th Tour de France this year. All the way down the decades of historic footage, none of the cyclists were wearing helmets. Every Tour de France rider now wears a helmet. That is professional leadership. They are in the game of minimising and mitigating risk, and they give a lead to all cyclists.