Transport Minister Norman Baker: Cycle helmet and safety
25 April 2013 Last updated at 14:04 BST
Transport minister Norman Baker said he does not wear a helmet while cycling, saying he does not feel the need for one, as it was a "safe activity".
He agreed with Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Boardman - who made a Daily Politics film promoting cycling without wearing one - who claimed cycling was safer than walking.
They agreed that making helmets compulsory could mean fewer people took up cycling.
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