HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 cc1507-8

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, seeing that the modern type of English hackney has been used for some years with success by Continental Governments for the purpose of improving the breeds of horses required for artillery and other military purposes, he proposes to take any and, if any, what steps to utilise hackney stallions for similar purposes in Great Britain?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

The hon. Member is no doubt aware that the Board already offer premiums for hackney stallions for the service of registered hackney mares. I will consult my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War and the Advisory Council on Horse Breeding as to whether it may be desirable to take further steps for the purpose which the hon. Member has in view.

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