§ 111. Mr. Dugdale
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty when it is intended to give instructions that kapok be no longer used in naval life-saving equipment, in view of the effect upon it of contact with oil-polluted water.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
The standard life-saving equipment for naval personnel is the inflatable rubber life-belt. In the few instances where kapok lifejackets still need to be used we are following a current Ministry of Transport regulation that the individual pads of kapok should be encased in sealed P.V.C. bags to avoid contact with oil.