HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 c16
28. Mr. Purbrick

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in regard to supplying the Army with protection against preventable blind ness?

Captain Margesson

At the request of the War Office the question of affording additional protection against eye injuries in the Army has been very carefully examined by an expert committee of the Medical Research Council in the light of evidence provided both by this war and the last. Several tests of various kinds of protective devices have been carried out. As a result of their extensive investigations, the committee has now recommended that no special vizor in any material is required other than the present anti-gas eyeshield.