HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc448-9
25. Mr. Wigg

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that the School of Infantry has sufficient supplies of modern equipment to enable adequate study of modern tactical and strategic problems to be carried out; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. H. Fraser

Yes, Sir. The most modern weapons and equipment in service are at the school's disposal. Prototypes are tested there and the school is consulted at all stages of research and development.

Mr. Wigg

Will the hon. Gentleman give the House an assurance that all members of the staff of the School of Infantry are satisfied with the equipment which is available?

Mr. Fraser

As I see it, in this instance enough is never enough, but what is quite clear is that the staff has the best equipment that we have available. I think one of the reasons why the hon. Member is asking this Question is that he went to a demonstration the other day when a great many things on the secret list were not shown, not because he was present, but because there were many foreign attachés from beyond the Iron Curtain present.

Mr. Wigg

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter on the Adjournment.