§ Viscount CASTLEREAGH
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, for the purpose of the formation of a reserve of horses, remounts are handed over to civilians on payment of a small insurance fee; for what length of time are these remounts left in the hands of these civilians; and what conditions are imposed?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Haldane)
A limited number of trained horses from Cavalry regiments are being boarded out with suitable persons in the neighbourhood of the barracks. The horses can be retained for six years, subject to certain conditions and on payment of a small annual insurance fee. These conditions were published on 27th May last; but I can let the Noble Lord have a copy, if he so desires, as they are too long to read out to the House.