§ Rear-Admiral Beamish
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has 203W been drawn to a simple and cheap device for the protection of the shoulders of fire fighters and others exposed to the danger from falling debris; and whether he will have enquiries made and steps taken with a view to reintroducing such an ancient safeguard.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Shoulder plates are in use in some fire brigades, but the standard type, if substantial enough to give effective protection, tends to restrict the wearer's freedom of action. A new type is now being tested in actual working conditions, and if found satisfactory the possibility of its adoption for services requiring it will be considered.