§ MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, in view of the demoralization connected with the Turf, he will take into consideration the advisability of discontinuing the practice of placing on the Estimates sums of money for the purpose of Queen's Plates?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
So far as I am aware, no provision has ever been made in the Estimates for Queen's Plates for England. The money formerly voted for Queen's Plates in Scotland is this year merged in the sum which we are asking Parliament to vote for Queen's Premiums for the encouragement of horse-breeding. The only charge for Queen's Plates which still remains upon the Votes is that of £1,563 for Ireland. Personally, I am quite willing that this should be devoted to the same purpose as the money formerly given for Queen's Plates in Great Britain.