§ Mr. Farr
asked the Secretary of State for War if the men involved in the descent by parachute over Salisbury Plain on 30th January, 1962, were wearing 23W barometric safety devices; and if the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough had made any specific recommendations as to the use of safety releases in this case.
§ Mr. Ramsden
Barometric safety devices were not worn. The Royal Air-24W craft Establishment at Farnborough was of the opinion that such a device should be used as an additional safety measure, but they did not specify a particular device since none suitable was available in this country at the time of this descen