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Electric Shock Appliances

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy not to permit the exhibition of appliances designed to administer electric shocks at demonstrations sponsored by his Department.

We have always made it clear to prospective exhibitors that the Department retains the right to decide what should and what should not be displayed at Ministry of Defence sponsored exhibitions. We have decided not to permit the display of electric shock appliances in the future since Ministry of Defence equipment exhibitions are not designed to promote equipment of this kind.