§ MR. MOONEY (Newry)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can inform the House what percentage of horses used in the Army are bred in Ireland, or, failing this, what proportion of Army horses have been procured in Ireland during the last five years.
§ MR. HALDANE
It is not possible to state what proportion of the horses used in the Army are bred in Ireland. During the five years ended March, 1908, 17,959 horses were purchased in the United Kingdom, and of these 11,590 were purchased in Ireland.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
Does any machinery exist for purchasing Army horses direct from the breeder?