HC Deb 01 May 1900 vol 82 c418
MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state on how many horses belonging to tramway companies, livery stablemen, and others in Scotland the Government have been paying a subsidy for the power of compulsory purchase, how many of those horses have already been so purchased, and what is the average price per head paid in subsidy and the average price at which they may be purchased.


The number of horses in Scotland on which the Government has been paying a subsidy is 685; the number of those purchased is 148. The subsidy is ten shillings a horse. The average price at which these horses may be purchased is £51 12s. 8d.