§ 71. Mr. Leach
asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the advisability during the summer months of providing more suitable uniforms for the body of police serving within the precincts of the Palace of Westminster; and will he also consider issuing regulations on this matter to watch committees throughout the country so that the more suitable uniforms now used in the police forces in many Colonies may be adopted in this country?
§ Mr. Peake
As explained in previous replies, the present police uniform has been carefully designed to suit our changeable climate. The question of providing an alternative uniform for use in hot weather has been considered on several occasions but no such ararngements have been considered necessary. It would clearly be impracticable to distinguish between the police serving within the precincts of the Palace of Westminster and elsewhere.
§ Mr. Macquisten
Will my hon. Friend examine a policeman's trousers and he will find that they are double the thickness of ordinary trousers?