HC Deb 17 June 1963 vol 679 cc22-4W
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 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- 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