§ MR. EDWARD MITCHELL (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many cavalry horses have been bought in Ulster during the past six months by His Majesty's Government; and if he can state the numbers bought in each province in Ireland for a similar purpose during that period.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The total number of cavalry horses purchased in Ulster since January 1st, 1905, is eighty-one. In the other provinces in Ireland for the same period the figures are as follows:—Leinster,409; Munster, 264; Connaught, nil.
§ MR. EDWARD MITCHELL
was understood to ask why, if private dealers could buy in Ulster, the horses could not be obtained there for Army purposes as well?
§ [No Answer was returned.]