HC Deb 25 June 1831 vol 4 cc356-7
Mr. Ruthven

asked the right hon. the Secretary at War if it were true that an effort was about to be made, to discourage the breed of horses in Ireland, by withdrawing the King's Plates from that country?

Sir H. Parnell

said, that as Secretary at War, he could not be expected to know anything of these matters, and begged to refer the hon. Member to some hon. Gentleman belonging to the Treasury for the information he required.

Mr. Hume

observed, that he had brought the subject forward in the last Parliament, when the Civil List was under the consideration of the House; and his object in so doing was with the view of withdrawing the King's Plates from England as well as Ireland.

Mr. Spring Rice

said, that no distinction was ever intended to be made between this country and Ireland on the subject of the withdrawing of the King's Plates in the discussion that took place during the last Parliament. His Majesty would make no difference in the encouragement he gave to the breed of horses in Ireland and in England.

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