§ 7. Mr. FIENNES
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he is aware that seventy horses were shipped on 30th November per the ss. "Truro" at Hull, consigned to Ghent, and arrived there on 3rd December in bad condition, six having died on the voyage; and whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into this matter?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I have inquired into the case to which my hon. Friend refers. Six out of seventy-three horses shipped on board the ss. "Truro" for Ghent on 30th November appear to have died on the voyage. All the horses were carefully examined before shipment, but I am informed that the vessel experienced exceptionally heavy weather, and I have no doubt that this accounts for the six deaths.