§ MR. THOMAS CURRAN (Donegal, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (1) whether he can inform the House how much money has up to the present been expended by the Congested Districts Board on the purchase and keeping of stallions; and (2) will he recommend the total abolition or substantial reduction of expenditure under this head?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The total expenditure of the Congested Districts Board upon horses up to the present date may be said to amount to about £30,000. The reply to the second paragraph is in the negative.