§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the attention of the War Office has been called to the fact that aluminium horse shoes have been tried by the Russian Cavalry, with the most successful results; is he aware that they preserve the feet of horses much better than iron ones, as the shoes never break, that they can be used over and over again, and are only one-third the weight of iron shoes; and whether the War Office will see their way to giving them a trial?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
My attention has been drawn to these horse shoos, which have been well tested in the German and Russian Armies. The aluminium shoes have several advantages, but it is doubtful whether they preserve the horses' feet better than iron shoes, and their cost is at present prohibitive.