HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 cc258-9W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken or proposes to take to reduce the risk of flammability in clothing worn by men serving in Her Majesty's forces.

Mr. Pattie

With regard to Royal Navy clothing, proposals have been agreed to develop fire resistant action coveralls and to provide working dress and coveralls in fire resistant cotton to replace polyester-cotton. The Army and Royal Air Force authorities are keeping the matter under continuous review.