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Defence Equipment

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to provide armed forces personnel with body armour which includes groin protection. (301909)

We have spent £35 million over the last three years providing new body armour for troops on operations. We are continually seeking ways to protect our personnel, and work is well under way to research ways of providing additional protection for the perineal area.