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Desert Combat Clothing

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether orders of desert combat clothing have been found to be sub-standard. [119198]

To date, we have had no reports through the official defect reporting system of any sub-standard items of desert combat clothing.However, a small number of desert boots supplied by a contractor were found to be sub-standard and were rejected on inspection at the depot. They were not issued to troops.