HC Deb 17 March 1898 vol 55 c100

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what percentage of cavalry horses have been bought in Great Britain or Ireland; and what has been the average cost of cavalry remounts bought at home and abroad?


NO horses for the cavalry at home have been bought out of the United Kingdom; the cost of cavalry horses bought during the last financial year has averaged, at home, £40; in Egypt, from £25 to £30; in South America, £23 5s.; and in South Africa, £35 to £40. The price for those from South America, which were for South Africa, covered all expenses.