HC Deb 21 June 1901 vol 95 cc1055-6

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Corporation of Glasgow, in consequence of the adoption of electric traction on their tramways, are disposing of their stud of horses, numbering between 4,000 and 5,000, which horses are being sold in batches, the last batch averaging £26 per horse; and whether, seeing that the average price of an artillery horse in this country is £42, and that up to the present time no attempt has been made by the remount department to secure any of these horses, nor any of the same class sold some time ago under similar circumstances by the Liverpool tramways companies, he will consider the advisability of now securing some of the most suitable of these hard-conditioned horses.


I am aware of the sales in question. The horses, however, are not considered suitable for artillery services.


Are none of them suitable for remount purposes or any other military purpose?


I can add nothing to my answer.