HC Deb 25 March 1996 vol 274 cc407-8W
Mr. Allason

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the British police standard of stab-proof ballistic material for soft body armour. [21532]

Mr. Maclean

Standards are set out in publications by the Home Office police scientific development branch entitled "PSDB Ballistic Body Armour Standard (1993)" and "PSDB Stab Resistant Body Armour Test Procedure (1993)". Copies have been placed in the Library. These standards have been agreed by the Association of Chief Police Officers and are made freely available to manufacturers and other interested bodies.