§ MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can state the amount of money taken from the Civil List that has been annually expended 718 in the course of the present reign in Queen's Plates; and, whether the House is to understand that in future years the whole of this annual amount will be given in Queen's Premiums for the purpose of improving the breed of horses?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
Perhaps the hon. Member will allow me to answer this Question. I have not been able to obtain the exact figures for each year; but I understand that the average annual amount may be taken as £3,200. For the last few years the amount has been £3,360; and that sum will, in future, be handed over to the Royal Commission for improving the breed of horses.