HC Deb 09 March 1870 vol 199 c1580

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is true that the services of the Veterinary Surgeon of the Metropolitan Police, whose duty it is to inspect the horses in public carriages, and examine as to their fitness for use, are to be discontinued in future; and, if so, for what reason?


, in reply, said, it was true that practically for several years the services of the veterinary surgeon of the metropolitan police had been discontinued, it being the opinion of the late Sir Richard Mayne, as well as that of the present Chief Commissioner of Police—Colonel Henderson—that the work was more cheaply and more efficiently done by referring the inspection to several veterinary surgeons instead of employing one surgeon only.