HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c499W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what equipment is issued to the crews of Royal Ulster Constabulary Land Rovers assigned to public order duties to assist in dealing with public order disturbances. [95365]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 26 October 1999]: The following equipment is issued to officers and crews of Mobile Support Units:

Individual issue:

  • Riot helmet and visor
  • Header (flame resistant)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Flame retardant suit
  • Public order gloves
  • Public order boots
  • Arm and elbow guards
  • Shin and knee guards
  • Ballistically protected body armour
  • 26 inch nylon public order baton
  • Personal firearm
  • Water bottle
  • Handcuffs

Crew issue:

  • Public order shields
  • Small fire extinguishers
  • Bulk water containers
  • First aid kit (including fire blanket)
  • Heckler and Koch riot gun (for firing plastic baton rounds).