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Silentnight Beds

Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the directors of Silentnight Beds concerning rollout mattresses for military use.

In February 1985, Silentnight was invited by the Ministry of Defence and the Crown Suppliers jointly to demonstrate a rollout mattress.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether Silentnight Beds is involved in research work for his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Although Silentnight was informed that additional development work would be necessary before the rollout mattress could be considered for purchase, I am not aware that it is undertaking any research work at present for either the Department of the Environment or for the Ministry of Defence.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what contracts have been awarded to Silentnight Beds by his Department.

No record exists of any contracts having been awarded to Silentnight by the Department of the Environment.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which companies have been involved in research work for his Department into rollout mattresses.