HC Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 c196

inquired, Whether the Government were prepared to consent to the appointment of a Select Committee of the House to examine into the question of the supply of horses for Army purposes?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

, in reply, said, the Department was at present considering various schemes put forward for improving the horse supply of the Army. They had before them a great number of suggestions, including one or two for which they were indebted to the hon. and gallant Gentleman (Sir William Cross-man). He understood that the hon. and gallant Gentleman, by his Question, rather contemplated a more general inquiry. Before giving an answer on that subject he must consult his Colleagues; and perhaps the hon. and gallant Gentleman would be good enough to postpone his Question.


In consequence of the answer of the right hon. Gentleman I will postpone the Notice of Motion which stands on the Paper in my name for to night.