HC Deb 05 March 1891 vol 351 cc265-6
VISCOUNT WOLMER (Hants, Petersfield)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many soldiers of the Foot Guards are now stationed in London, and how many of these each day are not available for drill or other purposes of military training, from the cause of either going on or coming off guard; and whether the present posts of sentries on the public buildings of London have been selected for military or for political reasons?


There are at present 2,449 non-commissioned officers and men of the Foot Guards stationed in London, of whom 324 are detailed for guard duties. The sentries at public buildings are not posted for purely military purposes.