§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Major F. J. Ryder. 3rd Dragoon Guards, the Inspector Officer of Remounts, Cape Colony, collected 1,500 horses at Stellenbosch Camp and put them into a kraal there; whether he is aware that Colonel Ryder decided that these horses should be fed on chaff alone, though it was pointed out to him that the feeding was insufficient, and that glanders, mange, and other diseases made such ravages among these horses that between August and November no fewer than 600 were shot or died; whether he has any, and, if so, what explanation to give of this occurrence.
§ MR. BRODRICK
I have no information in regard to the circumstances alluded to.† See preceding volume, p. 1350.