§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, WAR DEPARTMENT (Mr. BRODRICK) (Surrey, Guildford)
Mr. Speaker, I desire to correct a statement which I made in Committee of Supply on Satur- 1948 day last on the Army Estimates. In reply to a question with regard to the purchase of horses, I said that no horses were at this moment being bought out of this country; but I subsequently found that as regards Canada the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary of State for War (Mr. E. Stanhope) has allowed a small purchase of horses for this year, not exceeding 100, with the view of keeping open that market in case of emergency. I mention this now in order that the House may have the exact facts before them.