§ MR. SOARES (Devonshire,) Barnstaple
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that horses suitable for the Artillery are now on sale in North Devon; and will he say what arrangements have now been made in order that these and other horses suitable for the Army may be purchased direct from the farmers by the War Office.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The Secretary of State is aware that horses suitable for Royal Artillery are on sale in North Devon. A circular giving particulars of the classes of horses required for the Army has been forwarded to the Board of Agriculture for distribution to County Councils and others, with a view to placing farmers having horses suited to the requirements of the Army in touch with the War Office. On receipt of applications, officers will be sent to inspect and purchase the horses, if suitable.