Soldiers' Boots (Soling)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Allen Mr Arthur Allen , Bosworth 12:00 am, 9th December 1957

asked the Minister of Supply how far, and for what reasons, it is intended that rubber should replace leather for the soles of soldiers' boots.

Photo of Mr William Taylor Mr William Taylor , Bradford North

To meet War Office requirements, a boot with a composition sole has been developed. Tests of this and of boots with leather soles are proceeding. A decision on the boot to be adopted for general service will be taken when tests have been completed.