§ MR. COCHRANE (Ayrshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he will state the cost per head of transporting horses to the Cape from Great Britain, United States, Canada, Hungary, Australia, and Argentina respectively.
The average prices of freight for horses to South Africa are as follows: — From Great Britain, £24 13s. 6d.; United States. £22 4s. 6d.; Canada, £23 14s. 4d.; Hungary, £21 5s. 7d.; Australia, £18; Argentina, £14 5s. 3d. The cost of conveying horses in transports to South Africa cannot be given.