HC Deb 12 February 1895 vol 30 c558
MR. A. F. JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, during the present severe weather, the guards mounted by the troops before public buildings in London can be reduced, especially before those buildings which are unoccupied?

MR. HANBURY (Preston)

I beg to ask whether the right hon. Gentleman has considered the recommendation made by the Duke of Connaught before Lord Wantage's Committee, and whether the sentries at Windsor have also been reduced?


I do not know about Windsor. Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question on the Paper. The question of sentries in London was very carefully considered in 1892 by my predecessor, and the number was broughtdown to a minimum, below which it would not be right to go. Reliefs, however, are more frequent in severe weather.