HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c50W
28. Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the hot weather prevailing, whether all members of the police force have been issued with the new lightweight trousers and jackets, recommended by the Report submitted to him in February, 1958; whether he is satisfied that the new uniform is the best available for the work of police in such conditions; and whether he will sanction the issue of a dark bush shirt without jacket for wear during the summer months.

Mr. Vosper

Lightweight trousers and jackets have been issued to the members of the Metropolitan Police. My right hon. Friend has also approved the issue of bush shirts, for wear at the Commissioner's discretion, in very hot weather; but supplies will not become available until April, 1961.

I cannot say what the position is in police forces outside London.