Armed Forces: Uniforms

Defence written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 996W, on bearskins, and pursuant to the answer to question 198792, when the last occasion was that bearskins were purchased by the armed forces.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The MOD does not purchase bearskins, it purchases bearskin caps. There have been no pelts procured to produce bearskin caps for the MOD since 2003.

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