HC Deb 22 March 1983 vol 39 cc358-9W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be in a position to make a statement about his evaluation of personal kit and clothing of the armed forces following experience in the Falkland Islands.

Mr. Ian Stewart

A substantial number of improvements to a wide range of personal kit and clothing are currently being considered as a result of recent studies and post-Falklands reports. It is hoped that decisions on the way ahead should be reached this year.