§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether his Department has been consulted with reference to a scheme for the encouragement of the breeding of horses suitable for Army purposes in Ireland; and whether the Department is prepared to co-operate in that direction.
§ MR. BIRRELL (for Mr. T.W. RUSSELL)
The Department are aware that communications on this subject have been passing between the War Office and the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. They understand the matter has not yet got so far as the formulation of a scheme for consideration. In so far as that scheme may refer to Ireland the Department will of course be consulted.