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Military Parachutists

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to introduce (a) automatic activation devices and (b) audio altimeters for military trainee parachutists. (105609)

There are no plans to introduce (a) automatic activation devices and (b) audio altimeters for military trainee parachutists. The use of automatic activation devices and audible altimeters was considered but it was determined that for military trainee parachutists the risks to safety would outweigh any benefit that these devices might provide.