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Bullet-Proof Waistcoats

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is yet in a position to make any report about the effectiveness of the light-weight bulletproof nylon waistcoats worn by allied infantrymen in Korea.

No, Sir. We are, however, keeping in close touch with the United States Army authorities on the development and trial of this clothing.

Has the Minister any idea when he is likely to be able to give some definite information?

Can the right hon. Gentleman arrange that hon. Members of the Government Front Bench have one of these, particularly after the Budget?