HC Deb 05 June 1874 vol 219 c1055

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true that the men of the Hampshire Militia when called out for training at Winchester had to sleep two in one bed; and, if so, whether he will take means to prevent such a thing again occurring?


, in reply, said, he was sorry to say—not so much to the regret of the men as of the authorities—that the fact had been accurately represented. The truth was that there was not room enough in the places where the men were billeted for each man to have a separate bed. He feared this was not the only place where a similar inconvenience had been felt, but the War Office would do what it could to remedy this state of things.