HC Deb 30 July 1902 vol 112 c126
CAPTAIN JESSEL (St. Pancras, S.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the advisability of abolishing the guard bed, which consists of sloping planks with a wooden head-rest, and which is at present in use in guard rooms in the United Kingdom; and if so, whether he will state what action has been taken.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Experiments are being made with new guard beds, and I hope we may be able to add to the soldier's comfort when on guard.